Saturday, January 4, 2014

MY ONE WORD FOR 2014


 My word is Nature. I looked at words others have chosen and wondered just why the word nature is not going away. It seems strange. Other have words that appeal to me to but every time I ponder what my word should be and pray nature stays with me and so this morning I decided to go with it.

 I think nature  defines me and teaches me. The problem is I have to stop and "smell the roses" as my grandma used to say to me as a child. I am a avid reader and yes I learn from books but to be honest when I am outside and take a walk back in our woods I feel closer to God than I do anywhere else.

 When I am sitting and look outside I often watch the birds or the squirrels scampering around, the hawk that sits on a tall pine tree waiting for a creature it can get or the trees as they change from one season to another.
Than I am still and I do listen to what the Lord wants to teach me.

 So this year I will share about the times I stop, look and listen to nature and how God uses what he has created to teach me. The other thing I will share is how I begin to feel creative after I have relaxed and taken the time to "smell the roses" Grandma was smarter than I thought.

I have a collection of nature quotes and will share them.

Anne Frank says it best......

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is
     to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone
     with the heavens, nature and God.

Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and
     that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple
     beauty of nature.  I firmly believe that nature brings solace
     in all troubles."



I joined One Word 365
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8 comments:

Anna Craig said...

I love nature too! :) I don't see how one can look at the world around us, in its beauty, and not think that there must be a marvelous, artistic creator who put each petal and grass blade in place.

Danielle said...

I'm reading your comment from a porch in Thailand. Just arrived here yesterday. The sites and sounds of the nature here are unwinding my soul. Love your one word. So glad you joined us at Velvet Ashes!

Caryn Christensen said...

Donna, I love your word! I feel the very closest to God when I am in the midst of nature. I am continually amazed by flowers and birds, clouds and sunsets. It's a great word!

Debbie Crawford said...

Looking forward to seeing the beauty of nature around you.

donnag said...

Thank you ladies.....I appreciate all your comments. I am excited about the nature around me.

Debbie said...

Reading your post has me smiling. Nature seems like exactly the right word choice for you. Wishing you well on your journey together.

Also loved the new-to-me quote. Thank you! :)

Janis Cox said...

Thanks for commenting on He Cares for Us. Praying for continued energy for you as you babysit as well. Blessings,
Janis

Ceil said...

Hi Donna! How nice to meet you today! I am hopping over from Janice's blog.

I love nature, and feel so much calm from walks outside. I think picking that word is inspired :)
Stopping to smell the roses is such good advice for anyone (Yay Grandma!), and if nature does that for you, then it's going to be a peaceful year.

So nice to meet you! Have a good weekend,
Ceil