The darkness is beginning to lift as I wait for the dawning of this new day – so far – the skies seem heavy – grey – not holding out much promise – making me wonder if the day will bring much brightness at all.
Suddenly – into my vision appears a tiny robin – hopping swiftly by my window as he does most days – he’s only there for a moment – then he’s gone – yet – he left something behind. His presence cheered me – caused me to smile – brought with it – in that fleeting moment – hope – joy.
Hope – that today would not be all grey – and almost before that thought had disappeared from my mind – a light began to appear behind those dark skies – clouds parted – a golden glow – a glimpse of light – just for a moment – then as swiftly as the robin had hopped away – the skies darkened again – hiding that glorious colour – yet reminding me of the promise of a new day – an opportunity to see and experience so many ‘small things’
Small things at the beginning of my day – giving me such joy and hope – and yet – those small things can so easily be missed – and so often they are the very things that make life so wonderful.
I can so easily be distracted and taken up with the ‘bigger’ things in life – in all that is happening around me – in my world – that I miss the very things that hold so much blessing and hope.
I realise too that I have the opportunity to bring hope and joy to others – maybe only in a ‘small way’ – maybe just for a fleeting moment – yet maybe in that moment a chance to make life wonderful for them – and to help them find beauty – in the ‘small things’.