Tuesday, August 14, 2012

E is for Enjoyment


In the overall scheme of things, our human lives are brief...mere blips in a universe that has existed for more millennia than we can even conceive. 

By dint of this brevity, I believe we owe it to ourselves, and our world, to enjoy life to the fullest and give back to it the very best of us.

Of course, we know life is also hard. Pain and misfortune befall us all and enjoyment is sometimes far removed from the picture. I have had my share of those times this year...


 But think...even in the midst of tribulation, have you not appreciated a steady arm around you when you needed it most...a quick nod of empathy from someone who cares, and the sweetness of encouraging words from a friend?

Embrace fully that depth of sharing, should you be blessed to have it offered.




Enjoyment is not limited to the grand things we dream of and plan for. 



I have marvelled at a hot-air balloon ride
over the Serengeti...




gazed with wonder at the majestic temples of Egypt...



and watched breathlessly as waves crashed wildly against the Giant's Causeway on Ireland's northern coast.


Undeniable pleasures, yes, but enjoyment is abundant in the everyday. 




The sight of a squirrel lolling comfortably on my porch railing.....





my sweet cat whiling away the afternoon in a tree,






and the camera that's never far away from my hands.

Small pleasures abound. I have bubbles to blow, a garden to tend,

  

and the continuing support of a blogging community that offers me encouragement and inspiration.


On the bluest of days, I can still count my blessings and take comfort in knowing the bad times will pass.


Let's celebrate our lives as the treasures they truly are.


Let's make our time here special, remembering to reach out and share that enjoyment with those we love...:)


I'm linking this post to ABC Wednesdays, a fun même you should check out if you haven't yet done so...


  http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.ca/

16 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

You are right there is enjoyment in the big and the small.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sigh. This is so lovely, the more so for knowing how completely genuinely you mean these words. I LOVE the beautiful photos.........'tis is a gift, to see the beauty in the "small things", and the big.

Roger Owen Green said...

There's an old Jackson 5 song, Enjoy Yourself, running thru my head!


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

I enjoyed this post very much. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now I want to blow bubbles too!

Barbara said...

You're so right - savour every moment and live in the present. I love your images (and your kitty is so sweet).

chenjaswords said...

Oh I want so much to travel, all I hope for before I die is to make an actual snow angel and to see the grand canyon. Your photos spark my Imagination and your writing ignited my dream.

Gattina said...

and I really enjoyed your enjoyment post !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent post ~ similiar to mine ~ Your photos are fantastic ~ (A Creative Harbor)

chubskulit said...

I enjoy blowing bubbles with my kids too.

Encouragement
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

'Tsuki said...

I can see what you mean by enjoyment : awesome !!! lol

Katy Cameron said...

Wonderful collection of memories there :o)

joanne said...

After the deaths of my mom. dad, and sister - all within 10 yrs - I felt I'd never enjoy anything again....but that saying about 'it gets better with time' - I wanted to scream at anyone who said it....But you know what? It did, and I find my joy at living on this earth - it's so beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take much to make me happy! and I am happy about that!

foszae said...

compared to the weight of millions of years, i certainly feel that if these are our moments to enjoy out of the whole lot, then we certainly should

Kay L. Davies said...

You're right. If asked, we wouldn't give up our pets or our friends in exchange for an exciting holiday, would we? We're fortunate to be able to see the world, but our loved ones, two- or four-legged, give the greatest joy.
Your cat is a beauty, by the way. Fabulous colouring.
K

rapunzel said...

I love this post! So true!!