Restoring Rest: 10 Things You Love

Posted on March 15, 2011 by Cathy in , , ,

While I`m writing this, my Sister Ava is cooking meatloaf in the kitchen and I`m smiling, smelling the beautiful, beautiful, delicious scent of the freshly cooked dish and the spices! Mmmmm….Yummy….

 

Don`t you love simple moments like this?

 

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I recently told a friend that God had been teaching me lately how to appreciate every moment that comes. I`m the girl who loves to think about tomorrow. The future excites me. It drives and pushes me to give my best in everything I do. It makes me look forward with faith to the beautiful things ahead.

 

But one thing it also does in me is that when things go a little bit shaky, thinking about the future makes me a worrywart. I cry. I fear. I tremble. I get so frustrated over dreams that won`t come true. Over prayers that seem slowly answered. And it robs me of the opportunity today as it comes.

 

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“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother`s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the maker of things...Sow your seeds in the morning and at evening and let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will equally do well.

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Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years a man may live, let them enjoy them all… Be happy young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy.. but know that for all these things, God will bring you judgment. So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

 

Enjoying Today As It Comes

I love Owl City. Adam Young`s colorful words remind me to also take notice of the colors around me, to enjoy the little things that come my way because after all, they are the big things in life. As I entrust God with my future and enjoy Him today, I`ll also love everything that is around me at this moment. I would just allow the present to be bring me joy and make me smile.

 

And that is rest, isn`t it? When we give everything to God and live our lives to day as joyful and thankful and as happy as we can.

 

Anyway, I was reading Adam`s blog earlier this week and found an old blog post about 10 things he like…

01 Music
02 Stargazing
03 Swingsets by the beach
04 Flip flops and designer jeans
05 Blue eyes
06 Driving with the sunroof open
07 Red Bull
08 Bunny tracks ice-cream
09 Sleeping in
10 Fireflies in the twilight

And I just thought about the things I like too…

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01 Sunlight

02 Ice cream

03 Walking barefoot on grass and on the beach

04 Backyards, tree houses and swing sets

05 Traveling during night time

06 Daydreaming

07 Skirts, Ballet Flats and pretty photographs

08 Flowers

09 Mushroom soup on chilly mornings

10 Stars

 

How about you? What are  the 10 simple things in life that you really love? How often do you take a break and enjoy these things everyday?

 

What we only have is today. How can we be so sure about tomorrow? So let us enjoy today as it comes. Do our best today. Savor every moment. Give God our future because He loving holds them in His hands—and we know that He always wants the best for us. ;)

 

Rest well, my friends!

Photos via WeHeartIt

and Girly Pics on Tumblr.

15 comments:

Anna said...[Reply to comment]

What a great idea... lovely post. And pictures... did you take them?

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@AnnaHi Anna! Thank you! The photos are from Tumblr... You can find the sources when you hover them. I forgot to credit at the end of the post. Added them just now. ;)

Thanks for dropping by!

Chette said...[Reply to comment]

10 things... hmm.... simple things...the first time I saw it; I was like OK! What are the simple things. This is easy! and then for five minutes I stared at my monitor and I can't.. say anything hehe. But anyway I'll get back to you on this :P

btw.. I move my domain, here is my new blog: http://chettedizon.net/ thanks :)

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@Chette Hi Chette! Haha When I was writing them down, I think I wrote more than 10 things and I had a had a hard time trimming them down to 10. I have another 10 more in mind! haha

I'll update your site on the directory. ;) And will wait for you top 10!

jenny said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Cathy. Nice entry. You did it again. Hope to meet you one day. ;)

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@jenny Hi Jenny! You are from Manila, right? Maybe one day we can organize a meet-up for Philippine Christian bloggers... What do you think?

BellaChristiana said...[Reply to comment]

Great post! It most certainly made me take a little time out of my day to just sit and think. 10 "simple" things that I love? I suppose this is an easy task for some but as for me...lets just say I have more than ten. Thanks for the food for thought!

God Bless!

janwong said...[Reply to comment]

Hey Cathy, looks like you've been great! It is always a good reminder that even the little / simple things in life matters to us. Two of my 10 would definitely be badminton and just strumming away on my guitar :)

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@BellaChristiana It`s fun to think about those things right. Just thinking about them is enough to even make us smile. You`ve got more than 10! The Lord is really sweet, isn`t He? ;) Thanks for dropping by!

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@janwong Hi Jan! Yeah! I`ve been great by God`s grace--even if things aren`t always perfect. ;) He is always faithful and brings reasons for us to smile and be joyful. ;)

Wow! Sports and music... Just thinking about them relaxes my mind. I love guitar too! Just listening though, `cause I couldn`t play. ;) My sisters play a lot and I love them!

Hope you`re having a great time! Blessings to you, friend!

bird and tree said...[Reply to comment]

I found your blog today...and I don't believe it was by accident at all. I have been struggling and searching for answers in a couple areas in my life- asking God to direct my path. This has been several weeks now. Today He answered me...your post with the verses from Ecclesiastes. Thank you for understanding the importance of hearing God and being willing to share that. Your action proves once again, He is a generational God! I am your newest and most appriative follower!

http://www.bluebirdandtree.blogspot.com/

Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@bird and tree Hi Elena! I also believe that all things work together for good, and so it wasn`t an accident.

I`m really blessed to hear from you that somehow God has used this post to minister to You. Praying with you for Him to show you which way to go!

I saw your blog and was really, really pretty!

Blessings, sweet sister! (hugs)

prophetic ministry of Kris Vallotton said...[Reply to comment]

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Cathy Canaceli said...[Reply to comment]

@prophetic ministry of Kris Vallotton Thank you for the kind word, Kris! Much blessings!

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