Every morning after I start the coffee maker I head outside to turn the sprinklers on. It's one of my favorite morning rituals because it allows me to peek at the gardens and our pretty view of the nearby foothills.
The last couple of weeks have been so hot and humid that it's been a quick dart out and right back in.
Yesterday morning as I stepped out the side door I was greeted with a nice cool, crisp breath of air. The kind that stops you with an instant moment of thankfulness to the Creator.
This morning was even prettier.
I knew immediately that my coffee and quiet time would find me in my favorite wicker chair on the back patio listening to the birds and the gentle whir of the sprinklers.
For the first time in a long time I reached for my garden shears and started dead heading and removing overgrow plants. I even managed to find this delicate little pink rose thriving in the parched bed.
I had the most amazing (big, happy exhale, sigh) time. Sometimes I forget how connected I am to the garden and how much I miss my time out there. I can get so caught up in what I'm doing that I neglect those "big, happy exhale, sigh" things in my life.
How about you? When was the last time something in your life caused you a happy sigh? Don't you thinks it time for another?