Tuesday, January 5, 2010
My Wall Quote!
This is one of my all time favorite quotes. "Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the number of breathes that take our breathe away." This is a picture of the vinyl letterings of this quote that I just put on my wall in my room. I bought it about two months ago, but finally put it up on New Year's Day and I have loved waking up to it every morning, looking at it as I get ready for the day, and reading it before I go to bed. There is just something about it that I just love.
Last night, as I was getting ready to go to sleep I, of course, read it again, and thought about it in regards to my life. So I started reflecting on things in my life, as I often do before I go to sleep. Anyways, I started thinking about the breath taking experiences in my life.
One that has been on my mind all day today is my morning drive to work everyday. I leave for work shortly after seven in the morning, when at this time of the year it is still dark outside. Although it is hard to get out of my nice warm bed so early in the morning and go out into the freezing cold, the drive makes it worth it.
Yesterday morning as I was driving to work it was dark, as usual, and I saw so many breath taking sights. The first of which was the Superstition Mountains. I see these mountains every day, and usually I pay little attention to them; however, yesterday morning they were darkened with the sky around them a pretty light red color from the sunrise. It was one of those sights that I wish I could have a framed picture of on my wall. It really opened to my eyes to the natural beauty that comes from living in the desert. By that was only the beginning.
As I continued my venture to work, there is always part of the freeway that kind of goes up on a hill. This has always been my favorite part of my early morning trek to work. When I come over this hill I am high enough to see the city lights for quite some distance. This is always one of my favorite sights to see and is breath taking every time. It is breath taking to see all the lights. I always think that that sight is just a small glimpse of what it would be like looking down at the Earth from the heavens.
It is amazing to think about the creations in life, such as the beautiful mountains and city lights. It is even more amazing to realize that Jesus Christ created them, under the direction of His Father. In Sunday School, we read a scripture that talked about part of His purpose in creating the things of earth were to please our eyes and gladden our hearts. I have never really thought about that until these experiences I had. It is just a testament to me that Heavenly Father wants us to have joy in our life and He provides the means for us to do so! It is just up to us to take advantage of it!