by Ellen DuBois on 07/14/18
I took a lengthy walk today thinking I was alone.
I walked so fast I did not see the trees, the sky, the stones.
Something inside began to warm a place within my heart.
A voice began to speak to me- and it began to start.
Although the footsteps I could hear were certainly my own;
I know there was another set upon the open road.
It was as if another one was walking by my side-
whispering words into my ear which made me softly cry.
"Slow down and look around you, child. There's so much here to see.
Did you notice that small nest above in My glorious pine tree? Did you
see the sky, the vibrant sun and feel My breeze upon your face? Have
you heard the singing stream or seen the eagle fly with grace? Did you
notice all the colors I have painted on the land? Have you looked at all
the mountain tops which stand so proud and grand? And what of that small
child there, who plays with such delight? Or, the sounds of that child's laughter
in a world so full of fright? Have you seen the meadow gently sway
when My wind blows through the air? Did you see the violets in the field - or not notice they were there?"
My steps began to slow until I stood so very still.
It felt like God had spoken- was this part of His will?
Or, was it my imagination running wild like the night?
It felt so real, so warm and true - I knew I couldn't fight-
His message to look and really 'see' the wonders all around.
I realized my feet were walking upon more than simply 'ground'.
A tear made a path down my face and I smiled at the sky.
I knew my tears were ones of joy and my heart began to fly.
With every step I saw something as if for the very first time.
The babbling brook; the soft green grass; the beautiful sunshine.
I found myself wandering as my steps began to slow.
I bent over and finally took the time-
to smell God's glorious rose.
© Ellen M. DuBois
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I'm Ellen DuBois, author of I Never Held You: Miscarriage, Grief, Healing and Recovery and Jackie's Heart. Since 2006 I've been hosting MiscarriageHelp.com, a support site for women and their families who have miscarried.
I'm published with Blue Mountain Arts, and am a contributing author to several books including: Soul Matters for Teens, Sisters, (a Blue Mountain Arts gift book), Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders- Success Stories, Strategies and other Good News, Romancing the Soul, More God Allows U-Turns.
I'm also known as "Miss Ellen"- a piano teacher to students from 5 to tween and beyond. Music is another passion of mine and I'm blessed to share the gift of music. Have a great, inspired day.