Sometimes life brings unexpected trials and grief. Sometimes we recover.

But we may find we have a residual infection of pessimism. When the next thing happens, we sigh deeply and mumble, “What now?”

But life is also filled with unexpected joys. Such wonders should prompt us to be thankful to God for His Surprise Gifts, and be confident there will be more to come.

After living far away for a long time, our daughter, son in law and grandson moved home this year. It was unexpected and one of the most wondrous gifts imaginable.

They live close enough to see them often. This afternoon in the midst of a challenging day, Jennifer and one of our grandpups, came by and took me for a ride.

Jennifer and I talked like we used to do when I was driving her around. We dreamed of the future and imagined what we might do together. We listened to music.

The joys of those moments totally wiped out the stress of the day and even the challenges of the past year.

I invite you to listen to one of the songs we listened to today. May it transport you to your happy place!

Here is the link.

This is the day that the Lord has made;

 let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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