Dreaming While Awake

photo by Mike Lockie

I visited Caroline@Whimsical Whispers yesterday and she had the above picture on her blog. After I left my comment I sat here and stared at this photo for an hour. The beauty of this photo engulfed me! I was listening to my music, so I sat back in my chair and closed my eyes. I envisioned myself walking down that lighted path until I came to a beautiful yellow house by the lake. The front porch was huge and had these big white rocking chairs on it. There were deer and bunnies running around. No one was at this house, but I never felt alone. I sat in a rocking chair, took a few deep breaths and started talking aloud. I was thanking God for what I was seeing and feeling. I felt so at peace and filled with happiness. I sat there for awhile in silence, but again I knew I was not alone.

When I opened my eyes my body felt so relaxed and my heart was full. I'm so grateful to Caroline for posting this photo. I'm grateful to Mike Lockie for creating such beauty and I'm grateful to God who met with me on a porch by the lake and listened to my grateful heart.

At the end of today I'd like to give a gift to three blessed people! Please tell me what feeling(s) does the photo above arise within you? I will announce the three selected comments within my next post!

Thank you to everyone who has listened to my show I Choose Bliss and left such beautiful, encouraging and inspiring words! You will never know what that has done for my heart and self-esteem. With my entire heart I thank you! If you'd like to listen to my very first podcast show you can do so by clicking the link to the right at the very top of my blog.



  1. My feeling about this photo is:
    Answered prayers, strong light after a long, cold night.
    Solitude and grateful bliss.

  2. Oh My that is a beautiful picture. God's light shinning through. Absolutely brings a warm peace over me.

  3. Lawendula and Dar: Both of your comments are awesome. That photo evokes the best in those who see it! Thank you for commenting!

  4. She does amazing work!!! But then Amazing Tabitha - so do you!! You voice styed with me all day yesterday- it too calmed me!! Wonderful words and ideas!! Namaste to you my dear, Sarah

  5. Sarah: I'm tickled pink at your comment!! Thank you kind heart!!!

  6. Hi Tabitha,
    You know, I saw that picture yesterday, too and I thought it was glorious. It took my breath away! Reading your post today, I'm wondering why I didn't think to close my eyes and walk inside it! I have much to learn!!

    The feelings that arise within me when I look at the photo are: a sense of freedom as if walking in a dream, a heart swollen with love, and peace.

  7. Joydiscovered: I loved your description of your feelings!!

  8. Serenity
    God's presence

    Thanks for another beautiful post, Tabitha!

  9. Oh Tabitha I am so glad that you went on this journey! When I saw that photo I felt the same way! I could not stop looking at it. Mike is an amazing photographer and he really captured something magical and special here.

    You are a gift Tabitha and I am honored to know you!

  10. What a beautiful picture! I look at this and the feeling that comes to mind is serenity. It is truly a peaceful picture...thanks for sharing it.

    I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

  11. The Main Ladybug: Thank you for reading my words today and for participating in my Giftaway!

    Caroline: I can describe my gratitude to you my friend. You have written many words and shared many photos that have uplifted me in many ways. I am honored to know you as well!

    Lauren: Thanks for participating!!

    Xazmin: Serenity is an awesome feeling and I definitely felt that from the photo! My summer has been a blast my friend and I wish the same for you!

  12. Oh my goodness...this is my first visit to your blog and I LOVE IT! When I look at the picture I feel the comforting peace of God - that peace that surpasses all understanding. Ahhhh...

  13. WOW! I just listened to your "I CHOOSE BLISS - PROJECT UPLIFT PODCAST SHOW"
    It was wonderful - thank you so much.


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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