I can breathe.
I can glimpse blue sky and fluffy white clouds.
I am mesmerised by the flickering sunlight dappling on leaves.
I am at peace.
I sense the presence of God.
I grasp my smallness in the universe.
He is Lord, and He is in control.
Everything is ok, because I am His.
I am encouraged to pause,
to lie down beneath the tree,
to talk to God in prayer,
and quickly turn to listening.
Listening to His soothing words,
feeling His soothing breath,
knowing that He has it all covered,
that all I need to do is be.
As I get up I am conscious not to leave God there under the tree,
but to embrace his spirit within me,
to remain conscious of His presence with me throughout the rest of my day.
To remember when I feel stressed or worried,
to just take a moment to breathe and return in my mind to the tree,
to feel his breath again,
and share with him my feelings and anxieties,
and be quickly reminded that
everything is ok.
And then to notice just how very ok everything is.
And breathe my thanks to God for all these blessings;
Every good gift comes from God.