This picture above was taken at Volunteer Park Cafe in North Capitol Hill. The tea I was drinking was called Harmony. It was wonderful.
So I found a moment to sit at a cafe and write. It is a Sunday afternoon and I am sipping a mug of mint tea in Wallingford. I am at Irwin's Bakery and Coffee Shop on the corner of N 40th St and Bagley Ave. N. The street is busier than I was hoping for as far as being peaceful but that is when you have to find the peace within and drown out the noise around you.
I just spent the last few hours walking around the arboretum with one of my friends. I didn't feel like probing him with questions today. I just wanted peace for myself and spent some time reflecting. We spent a lot of our time together in silence. It is a beautiful beginning of fall and I am in love with this place and this season.
I am blessed to have a steady income. I am blessed with a job.
I appreciate the opportunity to take all of this in, the beauty I witnessed yesterday was one of the most amazing sites I've ever seen in my life.
The smell of the flowers, the perfection of nature, the scenery that looks like a postcard. Mount Rainier is magnificent, and this place is called Paradise. It reminded me of the movie What Dreams May Come. It felt like being in a fantasy location. The pictures do not do this place justice.
I am where I am meant to be. God is revealing his blessings to me, the gifts of friendships, the gifts of nature, the gifts of life and awareness. I am so grateful for everything. Thank you God so much for blessing me. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude.
There is a time and a season for everything and this is a season of reflection and a time for gratitude. I smell chocolate chip cookies baking as I watch leaves whirl in little wind storms around my feet. I am listening to Hildegard Von Bingen and enjoying the afternoon sun on the back of my neck.
Six months I have been in Seattle and I have settled into a new life. I have made friends. My familiar is pleasing to me, the sights I behold while in the daily grind. I smell the scent of roasting coffee beans every morning as a drive through Fremont. I see the Space Needle everyday, and Lake Washington. On a clear day I can see Mount Rainier, and on a hazy one, I know it is there.
I am so happy for this moment. I feel at peace right now.