sometimes, all the stars line up just right and, with no help from me (translated: I get out of the way and just let things happen), things work out better than I could have ever expected.
Now, some people may not get all giddy over a day that ends with sharing my absolute favorite gelato with friends....but I am NOT one of those people!
Dinner was planned weeks ago...and it was pretty darn good. Even had a little history lesson thrown in. Plus, my very best friend stopped by so I could get a big smooch from my favorite 5 1/2 year old before they boarded the plane to go back home. But then...a very wise friend suggested that we go to my very favorite gelateria for dessert. How much can one girl take in a single day? And guess what? My absolute favorite flavor was featured in today's selection!!
I have learned to appreciate grace in its many forms...even when it shows up in a little ice cream cup. I didn't always know how to do that...recognize grace in my life. I used to think that grace had to show up BIG...now I know better. Sometimes grace is as simple as the way my cat snuggles with me when he knows I'm home for the night and he has me all to himself.
I have come to believe that miracles are all around us, just waiting to be noticed. Some may not agree with me...that's OK. What I know is that taking the time to acknowledge and appreciate these little miracles makes me happy.
Interesting phenomenon: the more I appreciate them, the more I seem to notice. Funny how that works, huh?