I appreciate the small things when I spend time with Leo. The big things don’t seem to interest him at all. He will play with a new toy for a while, but ultimately likes the tired worn out ball. We bought him a kiddie pool to play in but he would much rather chase the sprinkler. He has plenty of food to eat but the root he dug up seems way more interesting. There are endless things for him in the yard, but he tries to get the piece of paper outside of the fence, the one just outside of his reach. He notices the small things I would pass by.
There are so many small joys right before us that we miss every single day. They are hidden among the ordinary. They aren’t in the big, new, shiny objects we often imagine. They aren’t held in the most expensive or most impressive. Often, the most impactful joy is found all around us, in what we might consider the ordinary. Yet, there is nothing ordinary about this day. This is the day that God has made. This day is jam packed full of joy. Will we take the time to notice? Will we see the joy right before us? Or will we continue to press forward, searching in things which really hold no weight at all?
11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
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