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Thursday, December 18, 2008

This song is so intimate. So beautiful and haunting.. I love the words. It is Hallelujah by Jeff Buckely. If you have a chance I hope you can listen to it.

I have thought about a lot of things the last few weeks. How John taught me that each day we live is a gift. And that how we choose to spend each day is our choice.

There are outside circumstances that change our days at times, and sometimes antagonistic people.

But for the most part we choose the pattern of our days.

We can't let people who like to be pains in the butt affect us. We have to choose the path of peace.

Do you ever go outside just to sit down for a few minutes to breath in the air?

Sunday the temperature was pretty mild here, so I went outside and sat on my bench for about an hour. I took my I-Pod and listened to some of my favorite music. This song by Jeff Buckely is on there and I really took the words in. And I watched the blackbirds do that flight they do before settling down for the evening. It was just about twilight.

I watched the way they stayed in perfect formation and it made my heart sing. That probably sounds silly doesn't it? But little things like that make me happy.

And another cool thing that happened is that I have these wind chimes that John got me a long time ago and the wind was just blowing on them non- stop and it sounded so beautiful. Like they were keeping an unknown rhythm to the music I was listening to. I kept my music low enough to hear them as well.

I watched the sun go down in soft pink hues. And just felt blessed by being able to enjoy a small measure of peace and solitude.

I challenge you this week to seek solitude. To think, to enjoy your surroundings. To do something you have wanted to do for a long time but for whatever reason you haven't done it. Do it now. We don't live forever and life is too short to deprive yourself.

xoxo Nita

22 comments:

Brenda said...

God Bless

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beautiful challenge Nita. I'm going to take you up on that ;)


Hugs,
Dena

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Nita....thinking of you and love to you dear friend ~ ((((hugs across the miles))))) xxoo, Dawn

hiddenart said...

I hear the wind chimes. And your words have such a beautiful flow to them.

Just Joni said...

beautiful words...and there is so much to appreciate when we slow down enough to listen and see...I'm glad you had some special time for yourself just to BE....moments like that are so important.

wishing you joy ~

*** Kelly Maria said...

Your words are so sweet and true...
Yes, everyday is a gift, and we should cherish every moment.
Christmas Blessing~ Kelly Maria

Vickie said...

Hi, Miss Nita! So glad I stopped by. I hope to talk to you soon! The challenge is a good one. It will be awhile before sit outside though so maybe I can find a quiet corner in the house. We have been having sub zero temps.

Bethany said...

Never heard that song before but it does give you that feeling of being still...and then we really can sit and know that He really is God. I have been feeling the same pull to let the outside mess the world wants to destroy you with just go and hold on tight to the peace I already have given to me.
xxoo You're daily in my thoughts and on my heart.

Donna said...

Hugging you today sweetie!!!!hughughugs

Nonnie said...

beautiful, nita....like you!
xoxo
kimberly

Classic Charm said...

Nita,
Yes the song is heavenly. Thanks for sharing...I listened to it.
Hugs,
Rose

Sandra Evertson said...

Hallelujah, I know this song preformed by him, and I say yes, Hallelujah, it is all in the approach, isn't it, yes you do know! Sending love and Season's Greetings...
Sandra Evertson

Shirley said...

Nita: I haven't visited here in a while and am glad to be back. Have a very Blessed Christmas.

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful message. What an amazing song as well. Peace this Christmas my friend.

whimseycreations said...

Nita, I just wanted to wish you blessings and joy for Christmas. Do you realize that just months ago you couldn't say this: I watched the way they stayed in perfect formation and it made my heart sing. That probably sounds silly doesn't it? But little things like that make me happy.
I'm so glad you are finding happy moments again. Hugs! Jill

A bird in the hand said...

So glad to read this post, Nita. I have gotten to the point that I *need* solitude every so often, to recharge my spirit :-) When it's too cold to sit outside, I open the window and breathe in the air for a moment or two.

Much love, Colette xoxo

Pia said...

Wishing you all the best this Christmas and a blessed New Year!

God bless you and your family! ♥

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

The song was beautiful. I loved it. I've been thinking of you a lot today...and you and Elizabeth will be in my thoughts tomorrow and Thursday as well.
One night in the car...sitting at a light...I was zoning out and noticed hundreds of sparrows on the telephone wire...they all took off in flight in one swoop...only to return in a mattter of seconds. It was one of the most beautiful things in nature I've ever seen. I'm trying hard to notice the things around me...things I take for granted....Merry Christmas Nita...
(((hugs)))
Robin

Serendipity said...

Just dropping in to wish you a Blessed Christmas!

rivergardenstudio said...

What beautiful words and songs you have chosen to share. I love reading about your moments on the bench and the wind chimes... happy holidays! Roxanne

Mimi said...

wonderful post...
I pray you had a beautiful Christmas and wish for you to enjoy a blessed New Year!!!

Mona said...

I have found a friend in you...
Mona

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