Each day I awake
Another chance to live right
I sing your praises
Glory in each day
As I breathe the song of life
I praise you oh God
My spirit soars high
Like angels singing so pure
My days are cherished
Just reflecting back on my recent trip…aaahhh. Life sure is wonderful and I am thankful.
These days, I am more aware of my surroundings. I look for things to appreciate…and photograph. While visiting Ohio, my boyfriend and I were out running. We came upon these little wildflowers and went to check them out.
It never ceases to amaze me that there is so many wonderful things in the world. Sometimes, we just need to stop running and take the time to notice the little things. It will be worth it.
We all like our stuff. From our smart phones and TVs to our green cars and appliances, we are spoiled. We entertain ourselves with fitness trackers, Redbox movies and non-fat frappuccinos with extra whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
We run around stressed at Christmas as we decide what to buy who and when. But giving should be fun. At least it is for me and several others I know. Yet, when I go out into the stores, so many people look angry. And when I hear some people talk about Christmas, they sound so greedy.
We live in a material world. (Great, now I am singing Madonna now…) I get that. I just wish some people had more Christmas spirit and less greed. And if they had this longer than just the Christmas season, that would be nice too. Am I asking too much?
Perhaps. But all things are possible with God I believe. And if all of us spread joy in our daily actions, maybe we could start a wave of happiness. Who knows, maybe those ripples of goodness could spread across the world…
“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed, that it might live forevermore to fill our every need, that it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through, the miracle of Christmas time that brings God close to you.” ~ Ann Schultz quotes
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