These Moments…

One of nature’s heart carvings

Sometimes I don’t realize that tension and anxiety has built up in me. I feel like I have everything under control, and if I can just get A B & C done, I will feel better – ready for my overnight getaway. As the time to slip away gets closer, I feel too busy, think maybe I should cancel – even if it is my birthday. My husband takes care of the final details, and I reluctantly gather my things and get in the van. As we begin driving I force myself to look around – to take in the scenery and focus on the journey. When we reach camp I begin to relax. We take a bike ride and begin to make dinner, enjoying the fresh air.

Dinner in the works!

Enjoying my birthday dinner!

That evening after a lovely meal we hang out under the stars by a campfire. My tension melts away, and I know I am glad that we came. The next day we have a relaxing breakfast, and I take some time to play in my journal.

As we are hiking a bit later on, I am in wonder at where we are. I have been here before, and yet the plants & flowers and rocks & canyons never cease to amaze me.

I love to play with the shadows the sunshine creates.

In this moment I smile and believe that I am enough; that anything is possible. I know life will always pull me back into the crazy, the overwhelming, the discouraging, the not enough (in fact this is a few weeks later and life has already done so), so I cherish these moments.

These are memories to bring back when life is bringing me down, when things aren’t going as I imagine they should. I visualize these moments and remember they are possible. I remember to take just a moment to create one now,  in my backyard, in this moment. These moments are life, too, the most important part!

What are your most important moments?



Filed under Everyday Adventure, Journaling, Joy, Outdoor Adventure

2 responses to “These Moments…

  1. Making the words I’mPossible my personal mantra! I am soooo sorry I missed sending you special birthday wishes. Your journey is a joy to behold Lisa. You inspire and empower with your adventures, art,and wise words. You ROCK!! happiness & bright blessings…and much love and of course big bleated b’day vugs!

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