If you know me, you know I love crazy socks. They bring me a little happiness as I pick which pair I will wear each day. Most of the time, I do actually try to blend colors. But ultimately, they are just little moments of happiness. Yesterday, I was picking out my socks and decided to choose the pair that had cinnamon buns on them. That is correct – bright blue socks with cinnamon buns all over them. They are fun. As I put them on, I had a flashback and I caught myself laughing.
When my girls were small, they rode in the back seat, of course. They also were in booster seats so they sat a little higher up. Maia sat behind me most of the time. On more than one occasion, she graciously pointed out that I had a cinnamon bun on the back of my head. It seems that at the top of my head, my hair swirls and I have a bit of a bald spot. Unfortunately I have seen the cinnamon bun for myself in pictures. Only my children would take my bald spot and describe it as a delicious food. So I giggled a little as I put on my socks.
I love it when small things bring big smiles to my face. There is so much stress and chaos in the world, it is so good just to smile. It feels better when the tension is not there and we can just enjoy. For me, it was found in a glimpse of socks. I also find this spending time with good friends or running in God’s good creation. There are glimpses of goodness all around – just waiting for us to notice and smile.
I hope you find your glimpses of goodness today. I hope you find a moment to smile, relax and just enjoy. Goodness awaits.
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with victory.
5 Let the faithful exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their couches.
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