Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nature at its best

Have you ever come across a scene where you felt that God was all around you . I don’t mean in the temples , churches or other places of worship. I took this picture at the Roaring Camp, when we were on the Steam Engine trail. The one hour journey had a lot of scenic pictures, but this one felt special to me. The light trailing down off the leaves, of the gigantic redwoods, made me feel humble and grateful. These majestic trees seem to epitomize the beauty of creation , while the light filtering through them created a sense of peace and harmony .

I always beleive if your feeling down and miserable or even extremely happy with yourself, go out and take a look at nature, it always brings back a sense of equilibrium. Be it tall trees, rolling waves, glittering rocks or even large stretches of sand, there is a comparison to life in every nook or hole. Sometimes barren or sometimes rich, these landscapes, evolve and so do we. So every time I feel stuck or frustrated, I look out and take a deep breath. We are a part of nature, and the one thing constant about nature is that it changes !! :)


Now for a smile


A little girl was trying to raise $100 for her softball team. She prayed for two weeks but nothing happened. Then she decided to write a letter to the Lord requesting the $100.
When the postal authorities received the letter addressed to the Lord, USA, they decided to send it to the President of the United States. The President was so impressed, touched, and amused that he instructed his secretary to send the little girl a $5 bill.
The President thought this would appear to be a lot of money to a little girl. The little girl was delighted with the $5 and sat down to write a thank-you note to the Lord, which read:
Dear Lord, Thank you very much for sending me the money. However, I noticed that for some reason you had to send it through Washington, DC and as usual, those jerks deducted $95.Love, Sara


Keep Smilin
Anu

11 Comments:

Blogger umakumar said...

How right?...nature always overwhelms us be it those lovely long woods...or a tsunami..

we only hope that the eco system is preserved to that extent that we enjoy it in future too..

the picture is really spl

2:30 AM  
Blogger Chakra said...

I understand. My daily commute to work (4 miles) comprises of a superb, narrow road throug a dense, wooded area with a gentle stream running alongside.. there will be horses, deers running around at times.

Every morning I used to feel how blessed I am. :))

5:55 AM  
Blogger Keshi said...

beautful message here!

Nature is CONTENT in any situation...so why cant we.

Keshi.

10:21 PM  
Blogger My Musings said...

The one for a smile was really good.

Yup Anu! beautiflllllyyyyyyy said, whenever u feel down, miserable or good, take a look @ nature, it makes you feel good and also it makes you understand what you're

6:16 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

@uma - Thks
@ Chakra - I wish i had a picture of your commute :)
@Keshi - I might have to write another post on human contentment :D
@Barath -thks

10:01 AM  
Blogger A-kay said...

Blog-hopping made me land here - you have a good blog here.

10:10 PM  
Blogger PrAcHi said...

Nature... It's always enchanting!
Awwww at sara’s letter.. Kids are sooooo innocent!

2:25 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

A-Kay and Prachi - Thanks for dropping in.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

Nature is lovely...esp when it rains :D. . . .The letter to god, ROfl, good one :D

9:22 PM  
Blogger ani said...

thats such a lovely place...
lookkss so peaceful..

and the smile.. well kids do say thingss.. in such a matter of fact way..

4:38 AM  
Blogger awesome springs said...

Have you ever come across a scene where you felt that God was all around you! YES. That's nice.

3:14 PM  

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