June 29, 2016

A Breath of Fresh Air


Why does a deliberate and deep cleansing breath of fresh air feel so good?

So relaxing and invigorating at the same time

So peaceful and energizing all at once

I know because after a long morning of working without a break, I decided what I needed was to step outside and breathe some fresh air. Take some water out to the birdbath. Snip a few spent blooms off the petunias, zinnias and marigolds and other flowers around my yard. Listen to the chirping of sparrows in the tree waiting for me to leave so they could sip some just poured fresh cool water before the hot summer sun warmed up their water supply.

Just a moment to gaze at blue skies overhead

Just a moment to watch a white billowing cloud

Just a few minutes to enjoy the simple pleasures around me and those few minutes made all the difference. My attitude was much improved when I returned to the keyboard on my laptop. I worked with much more zeal than before I treated myself to a few refreshing moments outside.

My heart knew exactly what it needed. Oh the satisfying breathing in of beauty all around me. Fresh air is a balm for my soul. That is why it feels so good! This deep, cleansing breath of fresh air was God’s goodness to me today, and I am thankful.

Psalm 107:8-9
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.