I went to a house warming party tonight. It was for one of the young women that I work with and her husband. Some of her family and most everyone from the office came, so they received many nice gifts. I was blessed by the generosity of our co-workers....and so was she. What made it such a happy and special time for me was her enthusiasm and gratefulness. She was so excited with each gift she opened...her eyes were bright, her smile... big and genuine. I've known for a long time, that it doesn't take much to make her happy. She is easily pleased....and that is a good thing!
On the way home, I was thinking about that......I want to be easily pleased, I want to find joy in the small and insignificant as well as in the big and impressive. I want to be ever conscious that everything I have, even the air I breathe, is a gift. I didn't earn any of it and I certainly don't deserve it. But God..... but God, in His infinite love and mercy and grace and loving-kindness, not only chooses, but promises to bless and provide for me. I stand amazed!
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