...getting to go out in my very own yard and pick gorgeous, voluptuous broccoli to fix for supper.
And to add to that foodie happiness? Because it was raining, I didn't even have to wash it off. I just cut it up, put it in a cast iron skillet with some olive oil, and within 15 minutes of being picked, it was ready to eat.
Okay, I know it's not something big, but finding joy in the little things means days spent in a grateful attitude. And every day, I'm finding more and more blessings to be thankful for if I'll just open my eyes and my heart to see them and appreciate them for what they are.
I encourage you to also look around you for those gifts. Sometimes we have to look hard. They might be hidden among some weeds are buried under dirt and rubble, but they are there. Just ask God to open your eyes to see His goodness.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!