I was in the living room when my husband Max called to me from the backyard.
"Sarah, come see this before the cats destroy it!"
There, to the side of our rather unkempt lawn was a thing of unexpected beauty:
We didn't plant it. We didn't know the green stalk that was growing there was getting ready to bloom. But we did delight in it!
How often do stop and take stock of all of our blessings, both the expected and the unexpected? Do I have an attitude of gratitude or do I go through my life taking blessings for granted and always wanting.... more?
" ... I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. " Phillippians 4: 11-12