In the rush of the day, I paused to look at the sky.
The bright blue drew me in, the white cotton clouds
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.