I Am Alive

There is a real beauty in…

… this hot, humid and sticky weather that has been like a blanket over my part of the world for what seems like an eternity.

Sitting outside with the bright sun glaring down on me – sticky skin from the sweat building – as I fan myself I remember I’m alive.

The glisten on my body and desire for a big tall glass of ice cold water reminds me… I’m here, I’m alive, and I’m living in this moment.

And just when I think this glorious feeling of being alive will drive me back indoors, a cool refreshing breeze drifts through the trees and lands on my skin…ahhhh, I’m alive.

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  1. Nell you’ve posted a couple things recently that have made me stop and think. Here’s another one of those posts.

    I’m sitting here thinking about how all I’ve done is complain about the humidity and how miserable it is to even open the door let alone go outside. But you know what? You are ABSOLUTELY positively right…we are alive and experiencing the sticky hot weather. Now that’s something to be thankful for not complain about. And I’m also reminded that the weather I’m dealing with is nothing near how miserably hot, humid & awful it is in Iraq where there are so many men & women dealing with it to protect us.

    Didn’t mean to be long winded but thanks for this post and reminding me that I have to start being thankful for the little things again, including the heat!

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  2. Nell,

    You’ve showed us a side of you that I love seeing recently. It’s obvious that you are really finding peace here lately and it makes my heart smile to know that.

    Thank you so much for your insights and for letting us see you doing what you do best…Being the Nell God intended you to be! Love ya!

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  3. We have had such a great summer this year. Last year I was so roasting and you know that in Florida. I love being in the mountains where we don’t even need AC. Being back “home” has definitely stopped me in my tracks when I’m outside and yes it has brought me to tears but I am happy to finally say they are happy tears in my life 🙂

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