1. Farm Fields
Nothing makes me feel closer to Jesus than when I am experiencing his presence in nature. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to live my childhood on a farm. The fields are a golden brown, the meadows are crisp and green, and the creeks are clear and cold. There is really nothing else like growing up and running through a wide pasture with your arms held high to really experience true joy.
2. Blowing Bubbles
The transparent delicacy of bubbles is unlike any other type of matter in the universe. It can make even the oldest adult feel like a child at heart. Whenever I would take care of children their faces would shine with joy whenever I blew a bubble gently towards them. They would giggle if it popped against their fingertip or floated towards the sky. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures.
3. Holding Hands
I was riding the car with my parents one day when I saw my dad reach over and grasp my mom’s hand. I thought it was so sweet. I think holding hands is one of the most special things in the world to communicate affection. It speaks volumes that words simply cannot express. It says I will always be here for you.
4. Piano Keys
I used to play the piano when I was younger due to reinforcement from the parents. I haven’t played in a long time. Recently I have wanted to relearn this instrument. I love watching how people who play the piano can simply be lost in some other musical world, and for a moment or two escape the pressures of this world with the stroke of a few keys.
5. New Notebook
As a writer there is nothing more refreshing than a brand new notebook, its pages are clean and white and ready to be scribbled with ink. These are times I wish I had a felt tip pen like in the 1800’s makes the illusion seems more imaginative. I allow my mind to let loose and jot down whatever I feel in that moment, prayers, poems, stories and anything else that makes me feel alive.
Anna Kaye Gilbreath is a Tennessee Native currently living in Florida. She loves shopping, taking pictures, reading, writing, and caffeine. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and her Blog. She hopes her writing is always an encouragement to those who read it.