Our wonderful neighbours have allowed us to trim the top of their tree. While it wasn’t a problem to have a hindered view, and the Jacaranda was a lovely substitute for the ocean (I very much enjoy the spectacular lavender flower it produces each year), now that the view lies unhindered, I have gained a surprising revelation: Water is good for the spirit. Previously I would enter the house numerous times a day without stopping – quick, quick, quick – busy, busy, busy. Now I stop, enjoy the view of Sunset Bay, take a moment to reflect on how blessed I am, then continue on my way with a renewal of spirit.
At a time of emotional upheaval it has been a lovely addition to my life. The sunrise over the ocean horizon reminds me that the Lord has given me the day. That His creation is there to be enjoyed and give blessing. Please stop this day and look around you to de-stress – it’s been given to you for the taking.