This past Wednesday as I waited for my right turn at a stop light I saw a woman pulling a red wagon with her daughter and two refillable 5 gallon water jugs. I felt for her. Seeing her reminded me of the women in Africa and all over the impoverished world that walk miles upon miles every day for clean water. My heart broke for them. I looked at this woman in the few seconds it took for her to cross to the center of the road legally allowing me to make my right turn, and while I felt for her burden I whispered to her that she’s lucky. That she probably doesn’t daily face the risk of rape when she goes to get water. That she has ease with her little red wagon.
I get so wrapped up in my decaying possessions. And if I’m honest, I know I allow them to rule me. I forget about the things that are decaying with each moment – and this I find heart breaking.
My gifts shouldn’t necessarily be the tangible things. Yes, oh yes they are gifts from a gracious God, but more are the gifts that we can’t place in a box with fancy packaging & a clever ad campaign.
So today I want to count the things that are intangible. The gifts that reach deeper into my soul & heart than a box of chocolates or red roses ever could.
0090 A miss you from a friend
0091 Friends who allow you to dump ALL your cares on them
0092 A husband who wants me to dream & hope
0093 A brave journey
0094 A husband who tries his darndest to work with my INFP brain
0095 Encouragement in hope
0096 A friend’s words that speak of kindred spirits
0097 The moments on the couch – him & I.
0098 This next breath
0099 The sun’s arising & descending