So Emmitt (my old and very lazy English Bulldog) and I went for a walk earlier today. While exploring the yard, Emmitt decided to stop and sit there stubbornly while he watched me walk around. I’m sure we were quite a sight! Me calling him and him ignoring me, with his head in the air, pretending not to hear me. This was no surprise to me. He is old, stubborn, and, as I said, very lazy.
What was a surprise to me, within this slightly frustrating experience, were the little emblems of Texas joy waiting for me. I saw a smattering of bluebonnets in the yard! The plants I found were not planted there purposely; they just simply found their way. I don’t know if they got there by wind or critter, but I do know they are tenacious little flowers. It was so interesting to see these bluebonnets among the brown crunchy leaves, hard beige soil and rocks.
I found myself thanking God. I thank God for this sweet moment of joy in my day. I can’t help but hope that in the midst of the brown and beige backdrop of social distancing and the hard reality of illness and pandemic that we have moments of joy. I pray we remember to look for the bluebonnets, to look for those emblems that represent joy.
I hope you were surprised by a joyous moment today. I would love to hear about them. God would too.
God’s Peace, Love, and Blessings,