For your consideration……

Someone brings donuts to work. You are digging for change and the person in line behind you offers it up. You find something that you thought lost. A note in the mail. Unexpected cash or a gift come your way. A stranger looks at you and smiles with a smile that reaches their eyes and your heart. You hear from an old friend or relative out of the blue. An unexpected compliment comes your way. The first flower of spring. An unexpected hug or kiss.

I love today’s message. It is exactly perfect to  lead us into this Memorial Day weekend. Today is about surprise and delights. A surprise or delight is unexpected and often is just what we need to turn our day around or kick-start our creativity. It can be just about anything physical and unphysical.

We are invited to be alert and aware of them. They are gifts. We are also reminded that we, in turn, can also be the bearer of a surprise and/or delight. We can give that gift to someone else and make their day. Have fun with this.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate/pray…..tap into your peace and creativity.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Give a surprise and/or delight someone.

What made me smile yesterday……

-A many tasks done on a day off.

-Including a visit to the doctor. I love spring but when my asthma does not. Ahhh the ability to take those deep breaths.

-Check ins with both my daughters.

-And with Karen, my long-lost cousin.

-Some ideas for my road trip with Cathy are floating up.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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