The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

The whisp of the fresh, clean breeze,

the scent of wood burning in the firepit,

and the cool morning air encompassing the sunshine peeking from behind clouds.

Surrounding a picnic table sits a group of people sharing a morning in the great outdoors.

The birds chirp in a natural morning-alarm tune

and the squirrels fly from branch to branch

while the nocturnal animals return to their slumber.

We sit temporarily disconnected from the world,


in serenity,

and in gratefulness for all of God’s creations.

Time slows down in the wilderness.

Our greatest stressors are overshadowed by the forrest of trees.

The blue sky envelopes the great big world beyond the forrest of wildlife.

We forget,

for just an instant,

that life can be complicated and unfair at times.

Because we then remember that God has a plan for each of us.

Just as God created the trees, the sunshine and the animals that reside in the thickness of the great outdoors,

God created a plan for every living being on this beautiful planet.

The great outdoors frees us from our fears and worries.

Our fears and worries seem minute compared to the expanse of the wilderness.

And for that reason, I could endlessly continue to feel the whisp of the fresh clean air,

and smell the campfire,

and watch the sun peek behind the clouds and shine light on all of the world;

this is when life feels most whole.