9.09.2010

Why, hello there.

 

It's been a while. I guess I've had blogger's block for a bit. There are a few things I thought I would talk about... but I've also been lazy. Finally I decided to write, because my friend Krista's latest blog post reminded me of something. So here you go.

This morning I worked at 11:00. I'd been slower than usual getting out of bed, and felt a pretty draggy going through my daily routine. The last few days I've felt somewhat grumpy, as well as strangely apathetic about just about everything. Perhaps a new type of PMS? Who knows, but it carried into this morning too.

When I finally stepped outside to walk to my car, I was whooshed awake by some uncommonly blustery weather. It is the beginning of Fall, I suppose. And it felt SO good. I stopped for a second and stood there like a weirdo with my eyes closed, taking in the crisp, cool air. It wasn't cold; just refreshingly cool. the sky was fairly gray, with some clouds; it was getting ready to be rainy.

I don't know what it is about me and summer rainstorms, but I love them. I love thunder and lightning and wind and the wetness- especially because it isn't cold yet (give me that weather in December and it would be a completely different reaction). And I have always loved the crispness of Fall too. So this was sort of an in-between type weather, and it was great.

As I walked to my car, I listened to the wind in the trees, and looked at the sun playing on the mountains to the East. So beautiful. And I thought of my Heavenly Father, and this world that has been created for us. And I talked to Him, and thanked Him for its beauty. I even turned off the radio on my way to work, and rolled down the windows, though the wind gave me crazy hair and goosebumps.

By the time I got to work, I was in much higher spirits than before. I don't know why I've been feeling so blah, but I realized I really had no reason to be less than happy about my life. Things are going well, I've got a good job (now jobs- more to come), good friends, a wonderful husband, and too many other blessings to name. And Heavenly Father gave them all to me, along with this gorgeous world.

Why?

Because He loves me.

3 comments:

The Clingo Family said...

What a great post :-) Definitely made me smile and feel good.

I feel like the beautiful earth helps cheer me up a lot when I'm feeling down too.

Krista ... said...

love this. :)

yesterday's blustery morning really was magical.

Francesca said...

I agree: the world is so beautiful and calming! I'm glad your spirits were lifted.