The past week I have noticed how important little things are to me. I don’t require a lot to be happy—or to remind me of the joy that resides in me. I am learning more and more to appreciate what God has given—to cherish his gifts because they are from the Giver. Here, in no particular order, are a few of the good things I have experienced this week:
–Telling people about the glory of my King (Yes, this is the top one)
–Kissing Donna gently and quietly on the lips (Ok, this is toward the top of the listJ)
–Replying to an email from my grandson
–Going to the bathroom without having to collect and carry what I produce (TMI? Deal with it:-))
–Eating a hamburger–with two tablespoons of ketchup!
–A beautiful moon in the sky
–Taking a hot shower
–Jumping from a height of one foot and not having to brace my leg for the impact
–Sitting by a fire in my fireplace—that isn’t burning my house down:-)
–Praying with friends and coworkers
–Commuting to the office on my motorcycle while listening to Josh Weathers
–Completing a day where no one inserts a sharp object into my body or takes part of me away to their lab
–Anticipation of hugging my grandchildren and sleeping in the same bed with my wife because I am no longer dangerously radioactive
–Listening to classical music (and by that I mean the James Gang:-))
This Christmas, I wish for you the ability to take joy in the little things. We sometimes spend so much time working toward goals and looking ahead that we forget life is here and now—and we lose our joy. I invite you to nurture your ability to appreciate the little things you might list.
Ultimately, the reason we can do this is the big thing God has done—allowing us to walk with him, and giving us peace.
Merry Christmas Everyone. Celebrate the Birth of the King!