Here and Now

Today is a new day with a fresh beginning to life. Yesterday, after feeling so blue, I grabbed ‘Doodle’ dog to walk him in a nearby park. Even he had sensed my depression, not leaving my side. Once there, a new appreciation for the here and now shook me from the inside to the out.

There was a slight chill in the air as if to rid my unsettled emotions, tossing them away with the wind. As I looked high up into the measureless magic of the sky, mirrored colors of spring surrounded me. A duck waddled near a pond, trees were in full bloom, daffodils sprouted canary yellow, and God’s beauty was endless.

No, I can’t control or change my father’s circumstances. I cannot heal his bride of cancer or wave a wand to grant wishes of miracles. And, yes, there will be tears and sadness, normal emotions under such unexpected human tragedy. Still, I must hold on to my faith in God together with the power of strength. My father needs my support now nearly as much or more so than ever before. I’m praying he and his wife have a bit of precious time together, free of emotional and physical pain. The simple pleasure of a walk in a park while gazing at a sky of blue.

Seconds to sink their feet in God’s pond of here and now…..


24 thoughts on “Here and Now

  1. You have successfully given me the “goose bumps” reading your post for a multitude of reasons, but first and foremost for feeling the presence of God in the here and now….your photos depict the glory of his creation. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

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    • Oh, Kirt you don’t know how much your words lift me up. Capturing such glory, even through the lens of my phone was truly a calming gift during this stormy time in my life. I thank you for being here together with the great blessings of your thoughts and prayers. They are needed more than my words can express. 🙏🏻

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  2. Sorry about the sickness in your family circle, Kim. You have the option of going into bouts of depression, or gracefully accepting the situation and moving on, gratefully acknowledging the many blessings you already are in the midst of. The beauty of nature in your immediate environs is a blessing in itself as brilliantly displayed by the pics here. Stay in the hope that for every gloom there is sunshine ahead.

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    • Shock, grief, and a bit of depression overtakes me now and then, but you are correct. Each time I step into the beauty of our world, I thank God for all that I have, each second of the day together with the gifts of life. Thank you so very much for being a part of my my life, Raj.

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