Bird Watching

“I like the way those big trucks turn so slow, Mom. … It’s weird, isn’t it?” She asked me sheepishly. Nope! Not at all. I replied. It’s a huge blessing to be able to find the wonder in mundane things. You’ll always be happy when you can appreciate the little things. She smiled and quickly added all the little things she could appreciate before we pulled up to the school, then hopped out quickly, smiled, and happily waved goodbye.
At home, her sister lay in bed so sick she could barely lift her arm to cover her mouth as the coughs wracked her body. She had hardly moved for three days, and as I leaned over to test the warmth of her forehead, I saw her gazing contentedly out the window. I think you have the best view in the house. I smiled. “I do,” she whispered. “I can see all the way across the river. I love looking at the lights at night, the stars, the people walking at the park. The sunset last night was amazing. It’s really pretty.”
How wonderful is it to be able to look at everything from the way a tractor-trailer moves to pedestrians as they walk their dogs along the riverside, and feel joy? The world is filled with rapturous beauty, spectacular splendor, and fantastic creations – we just need to appreciate it.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. Psalm 19:1

Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. Psalm 69:34

They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty– and I will meditate on your wonderful works. Psalm 145:5


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