Savoring the Small Beauties

In the rush of the day, I paused to look at the sky.

The bright blue drew me in, the white cotton clouds

Scattered throughout.

In a pause of busyness, I watched the children playing,

Their small bodies running and jumping,

I smiled at their laughter ringing in the air.

While hurrying to an appointment,

I saw the weeds on the side of the road.

Orange flowers on the stems waved a hello in the wind.

At the end of the day, I savored the taste

Of a bite of dark chocolate,

It’s gooey goodness melting in my mouth.

In a few small moments,

I absorbed the beauty around me

And touched the heart of God.

Creator God, keep my eyes open to the beauty you have created. I thank you for providing so many lovely ways to savor that beauty and honor and adore you.

Published by nancyhamiltonsturm

After raising a family and then teaching for over 20 years, I retired from full-time work. Now I spend time with family, tap dance, take long walks in nature, read, and write. I have published two stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and over a dozen devotions. My current goal is to publish a book of meditations over the gospels and to share my devotional writing on my blog. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

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