Joy springing

Today was one of those special gifts from God. The smell of spring in the warm air blowing in through my office windows. Sunlight warming my face. Mingling sounds of brass instruments and children’s laughter wafting to my ears. Somehow this combination transports me back to childhood, and with it the lightness of life then—unburdened by to-do lists, stress, and obligations. For a day, I remember that I was once carefree. What a sweet sensation it is—worry-free happiness. My eyes crescent into smiles even now remembering. In a week filled with frustrations and stresses, this day is one I’ll treasure.  God does give good gifts, and sometimes they are the simplest little pleasures. Though this is but a premature taste of spring, it brings new life, new joy, and new hope. Happy Weekend!