Friday, November 28, 2014

Gifts From God

Today's Five Minute Friday prompt is the word Give. When I began thinking about writing tonight, I wanted to include something about the gift of nature and how It always inspires and refreshes me when I take time to walk through the woods slowly and contemplatively. I started a poem but since it took more than five minutes I decided to include it at the end and write something else for the five minutes.


This God of ours is so wondrously great. He gives me gifts everyday that are often overlooked. I have air to breathe and food to eat. I have friends and family who love me. There is so much to see all around if we open our eyes.

God has given me a heart that wants to help and encourage others. Sometimes I give so much of myself that I get tired, even exhausted. Then I am thankful I have a place to lay my head and rest.

I also realize that others give so much to me. They listen to me and encourage me. There is the gift of laughter that we share. Last night we played a silly game called Quelf. We ranged in age from children to parents to grandparents. It was a lovely time filled with lots of laughter.

Stop, time is up.

When I walk outside
on a bright autumn day
where the wind blows cool
making all the trees sway

When the air is crisp
giving me a slight chill
when my eyes look up
to see over the hill

It gives me such peace
a bonding with nature
as I breathe the air
so refreshingly pure

This is a lifeline
connecting me to God
who created all
down to the very sod

This gift of nature
So beautiful to see
Makes me feel I have
Glanced at eternity

                                  ~gayl wright

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