Thursday, April 16, 2009

This Good Earth!

I am looking out the front window of Kirsha’s house at a lemon hanging from a branch on a lemon tree. It is almost fully yellow—a bright sunny yellow—with just a touch of green on the bottom. The fronds of a palm tree across the street branch out in amazing symmetry and every where I look there is a different shade of green. I called home and heard that there is snow on the ground in Utah. A cold, white world back home. A temperate, green world here. But it is all beautiful!

This trip has reminded me how beautiful this world is and that I need to slow down and let the beauty sink in. Stopping to look and enjoy the sight, like I am now, I actually feel a surge of enthusiasm and joy trickle through me. It fills me with super-powers!

Besides that, it is almost like I can hear my Father in Heaven chuckling as He says, “Yes, Sherrie, I created this for you. So enjoy! Enjoy!”


Knowles Family said...

You should feel blessed to be feeling sunshine right now. Wouldn't that be great to grow a lemon tree in your front yard? You're right about the snow here in Utah - in fact I think we had an entire foot of snow here in Orem this morning. It's melting quickly though. Thanks again for your wonderful, uplifting posts. Have a fun vacation.

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Kellie, Thank you! It's good to hear from you again. We did have a great time. I'm glad we missed the storm!

cbracken said...

Mmmmmm...I can almost smell the lemon scent through this picture. Thank you. And Thanks to our Heavenly Father for His creations.