Wednesday, February 2, 2011

God's Creations Are Unique and Beautiful

 With all of this time on my hands, I decided I would like to do something creative. I knew I didn’t want to work on my vision board because a friend and I are going to finish ours this Friday. I did come up with a spin off of my vision board, however a hanging picture made from magazine clippings.

As I perused through page by page I found a common theme in the pics that brought a smile to my face. There were pictures of the ocean, palm trees, sandy beaches, and sunshine. One by one I pasted my tropical collage until the final project resembled a paradise on earth at least for me.


I understand an earthly paradise is relative and not everyone is drawn to the same mental picture. I have known people who have lived in the same rural Indiana community their whole lives and haven’t even traveled from their community and they’re perfectly happy with that they wouldn’t have it any other way. I have family members who have lived in northern Minnesota a lifetime and have no intentions of moving from there. I have dear friends who live in the Rocky Mountains and that is their slice of Heaven. I have friends who live in southern California and LOVE it! I have family who live in the deserts of Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona and I don’t see them moving anytime soon.

For me I am a very different person than I was 25 years ago when we moved to the Midwest from South Florida. As I’m getting older I am finding I don’t feel my optimum emotionally or physically in the winter. The cold, the snow, the ice penetrates my bones and I remain cold very cold and dry for several months.

Having said that, my earthly paradise would be somewhere warm and tropical. I love the warm sunshine and all of the health benefits that go along with it. It is now February and I haven’t been outside (other than to drive to and from places) for 4 months now I see no health benefits in that.

God is the Master Creator. He created His earth to be unique and beautiful. Each region has its draw for individuals. God has given me the body composition to function at my best when I'm warm I would love to “bloom where I’m planted,” but I have to thaw out first ;)

Marisa

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marisa, I finished my vision board. Can't wait to show it to you and Nancy! I know you like warmer climates, but I'm so glad you're in Indiana. Love you!

Marisa and Brittany said...

This must be from Faithers... I just know your board is incredible. I can't wait to see it!!! I'm going to miss you this weekend, but I know God is going to use your time away to bless you. Soak it all in my friend and then share with us upon your return.

Are we still on for the 11th to do some crafting?? Hope so!!

Lots of love back at ya :)

Marisa

Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign my name! Sorry! I hate to cancel on my friend on the 11th, but I do want to come. I'll be there as soon as I can! Did we say 6:00? -- PS: The soup was DELICIOUS! Thanks again. I got 2 meals out of it. :) --- Faithers

Marisa and Brittany said...

I think we did say 6:00! Let me know closer to the 11th how you're feeling... we can be flexible :)

Miss you! Marisa