Simple Joy

Something caught my eye as I walked into work this morning. Looking down I noticed hundreds of shiny remnants, from yesterday’s Trunk or Treat, glistening in the bright sunlight. Each step revealed more and more multi-colored glitter and confetti. I walked a few steps more and almost stepped on a bright purple cotton ball. I could almost hear the laughter of children busily decorating their pumpkins with an assortment of fuzzy and glittery objects. What joy such simple things can bring.

It reminds me of the time I found God in the asphalt: Although I was in a different place on my journey when I previously met God on the blacktop, I know that God is with me wherever I go, and he continues to surprise me each day. I’m not always aware of his presence, but I have learned to be more alert. Yes, God is present…even in the sticky, shiny, glue-covered pumpkin creations, bringing laughter and joy in one great celebration of autumn.

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