I took Baby out for the day for some massive shopping--groceries, Christmas, etc. Despite the busy agenda and the over-the-top busyness of town today, several times I was taken into the moment and overcome with thankfulness by "little beautiful things". Just a few:
Zachy's soft, chubby cheeks all bunched up on his chest as he slept soundly in his car seat
tall, ice-covered grasses waving in the breeze as the sun shone on them
a father holding his young daughter's hand, and then being the gentleman to open the door for his little lady
an elderly man stopping to talk baby talk to my little son
the beautiful, mature couple from our church who "happened" to be behind me in line with my ginormous load at check out...and how they showed God's love to me with hugs, smiles, encouraging words, and helping hands
There is beauty all around us....ours to take in...if we just look for it.