Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall in New York

I snapped this photo yesterday on my walk through the park to work. I have to admit, my Instagram app enhanced the colors a bit, however, an untouched photo from my phone didn't do nearly the justice.

I'm sure I'm so obnoxious always talking about the leaves and how much I'm dying over them, or really anything in this city that I talk about all the time. Although, I read over and over on blogs and facebook about how my friends are so lucky for their husbands, and so obsessed with their kids, so I guess I'll feel free to continue to talk about what I'm blessed with and can't get enough of. :)

The twenty or so minutes I spend in the morning walking through the park is potentially the best part of my day. Since it's the morning my mind is clear. Now that we've turned the clocks back the sun is so bright and shiny, and there's a million dogs out since it's off leash hours. They're all running around, so happy and socializing with each other. Take all that and add in the gorgeous surroundings, and my quick pace getting the endorphins pumping, and it just makes me really really happy.

Yesterday was the first day the leaves were really changing and just popping. I walked to work in awe and kept looking around, feeling like the moment was unreal. Leaves were slowly falling around me, like I was in a movie. I kept thanking my Heavenly Father for giving me such beautiful surroundings, and the good health to be able to experience it all. As I was walking and having these thoughts I became so overwhelmed with the knowledge that there truly is a loving God. I couldn't help but think of a friend of mine who's an atheist. We've had a lot of friendly conversations about it because I just can't wrap my mind around his beliefs. He's done a lot of research and studying and is solid in his beliefs, which I respect. However, I don't believe there is a thing in the world that could change what I know to be absolutely true, that there is a God, and He loves us so much. There is not a thing I know to be more true and I can't imagine a writing in the sky or witnessing some miracle could make me know any more than I do now that He does exist.

8 comments:

Julie M. said...

Beautiful! I'm not going to lie, I HATE the FB comments about being thankful. I'm thankful I stalk your blog and get to see your adventures! :) I always get excited to see you've posted. And I'm being serious! Thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

Ultimately, I'm glad our trip got rescheduled for when it did, but this picture, especially knowing leaves are at their peak, and I could have seen it in just four days, makes me a little sad.

Ryan and Laura said...

I would love to see something that beautiful and walk to work. I'm sure it's not all roses- but I love your positive spin on things lately :) Hope you are doing great!

Suman Family said...

I MISS the east. That photo is beautiful.

maggie said...

If this was facebook I would "like" this! :)

Trish said...

Yes! You should be able to gush. Why not?! And if I had those leaves, I'd be totally gushing as well. I'm tempted to take pictures of my neighbor's crappy tree just because it has a hint of red. ;)

Love this post Rach

Brooke said...

Love the photo. I wish that we had leaves that changed to beautiful colors. We pretty much get green and brown within days. There are only a few days that leaves are red and orange, love it!

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