The cake at the graduation party was yummy -- as was the fruit. I had a wonderful bagel Monday morning. Saturday I ate enough samples at Hy-Vee to call it lunch. I tried three different kinds of pie!
I sat on my parents' porch and drank coffee while I read my Bible and journalled.
I talked to their neighbors on a walk Sunday morning. I attended church with Mom and Dad and saw my 7th grade English teacher and met for the first time my great Aunt Doris. More hugs all around. I listened to the preacher who gave a good message and shared some great scripture from one of Peter's letters.
I rode a silly animal toy for 15 minutes at the mall which embarrassed my daughter and made my niece laugh and made others laugh because a 48 year old woman riding a kid's ride is kind of ridiculous.
All of these moments are little memories, little joys that filled four days of my life.
What if we enjoy little moments just for the sheer joy of them instead of trying to create some big huge exciting glamorous life?
What if we just were content in little moments shared with others rather than trying to seek the things of this world -- like wealth, fame, power? Those things don't ultimately satisfy -- they can be fun but they won't fulfill permanently.
"Do not love the world (the world system -- not creation or others), nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." 1 John 2:15-16
Enjoy your day today. Enjoy that cup of coffee. Enjoy that conversation. Share a smile. Revel in the beauty that is all around you. Halleluia.