“Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?” –Marvin Gaye
I encourage you to look at the world as a place where all kinds of wonderful things have been hidden for you to find. Sometimes these are placed in our paths by well-meaning people, just like you, assuming you took to heart this week’s mission. Sometimes they are placed there by nature, like the fresh flower scent you inhale walking past a neighbor’s house. Sometimes they are placed there by circumstance. Regardless as to how they get to me, I choose to think of them all as having been purposely placed in my path in order for me to see how wonderful life is.
Thinking this way, I find that every day can be a little bit like my birthday, filled with presents for me to open. The smile I received today from a stranger, the slipperiness of the street this morning after an overnight snow, talking to a 16 year-old student and having a heart-felt conversation are all examples of wonderful things I’ve found so far.
And there are still a few hours left in the day!