To receive a daily gift–Nature’s beauty–I need only to look out my window. Following weeks of ice and snow here in the hills of Tennessee, today offers bright sunshine, warmer breezes, and early signs of spring. The chickens are milling about, seeing what they can find beneath the melted snow. The calves, likewise, are searching for a hint of green grass; the pond is no longer frozen, making the ducks very happy, and Gullett Mountain in the distance is promising that the trees will soon be green again.
How often do we frown at our circumstances? The sun is too bright. The wind is too cold. We need rain. We don’t need rain. And on and on it goes. Let us, instead, practice looking out our window and seeing a gift, just for us, just for today. The recent snow was beautiful, covering the ground and every twig with garments of white; and today is equally beautiful, only in a different way.
What gift has Nature given you today? Look out your window…and smile!