Wednesday, January 18, 2012

closer

my legs are moving and to the mailbox i am heading. almost there, i pick up my stick in preparation that i leave always in it's spot. that neighbor's dog is mean and he is one to bite. i then notice that the red flag is still up, no mail yet. i pick a spot to sit back a little in the woods. no one can see me here but i can see each one. my station is on rotting wood where the trees surround. i take my phone from the pocket. my mom is first texted to let her know what i'm doing and a random text for chacha comes next.

what do you do when youre alone & bored out in the woods?


the answer buzzes one minute later.

you can always get closer to GOD. remember if youre bored that's when the devil can get ya.


that answer that comes from a secular company shocks me. i never expected that reply and i am pleased down to my toes as the words sink in.

i begin to notice and think. i think of all of the people passing in their vehicles and wonder what they're life's like...what they're thinking. i count how many people i know who unknowingly know i am watching them ride by on my secluded, wooded perch away from our county, country road. i think of what a great mom i have. i think of the new friends i've made through this avenue right here and how much i love them. i hear the leaves move as the wind blows and see birds. i see. a nest is up high and i ponder that i would have never spotted it if i hadn't stopped to wait. the trees are so tall, i notice. i study the leaves all on the ground floor around me and see color. i gape that my life is full and i thank God. i bless God. (because isn't that what we're doing when we're thanking Him?)

and i think of that chacha friend i'll probably never meet that caused me to look up and around at this glorious place. if only they knew.



 
 

14 comments:

Lindsey said...

It's so nice to sit in a quiet, secluded spot, look at the beauty around us and think about how greatly blessed we are, isn't it?

xoxo

ginanorma said...

Oh Memory I love this insightful, contemplative post so so much! I think I will print it out!

ElleSee said...

I love it! It's amazing what you notice when you just stop for a minute :)

Camille said...

that's one of the cutest post i've ever read! we do have to thank God way more often than we do!

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Purposely at Home said...

Mem! I love. I love. And amazing about chacha! I hope I didn't mess up your thoughts when I was texting you while you were in you hiding place. ;) Your thoughts are the greatest!

xo
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Dawson Cattle Company said...

how lovely

Rachel Clarke said...

Very good writing. I love doing just what you described! :)

Naomi said...

This is beautiful Memory! Sometimes we are so blessed that we forget to thank God! Thanks for the reminder! :)
xoxo

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love your insight Memory. Great writing.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

very cool writing girl!
p.s. got your email, so sorry you couldn't comment. that is annoying when it happens!
xo TJ

two birds said...

What a beautiful post! I wish there was a little secret place near my house that I could hide out and think!

Mongs said...

this is such a sweet post. I love the little pictures that accompany the writing. You string your words together so nicely. It's the simple things in life that make us realized how awesome God is.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

thanks for sharing that as i'm up at 3 am, unable to sleep...and, dun dun dun...alone. fortunately, i found you and this awesome reminder!