The last 24 hours were remarkably good to me.
The math doesn’t add up (5 golden rings ≠ 4 white-tailed deer), but imagine this sung (badly) to The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Edible Arrangement . . .
Dinner with new friends . . .
Cello lesson . . .
Interesting debate . . .
Roof overhead . . .
Jesus loves me . . .
Car back -- only 5 weeks . . .
4 white-tailed deer . . .
3 flocks of birds . . .
2 shooting stars . . .
1 black bear . . .
and the Milky Way
An Edible Arrangement came as a thank you from a friend, who knows I have always coveted my own since she received one from her son when we graduated from seminary. Better yet, I watched the UPS guy deliver it to my back porch while we sat in Bible Study at the church next door, where he came next to drop off something for Sue, recognizing her car and saving himself the extra trip.
Dining with new friends Priscilla and Bill, I got to enjoy their lovely home and sit under the stars as we huddled around the outdoor wood stove for warmth and enjoyed the setting sun and the wonders of a night sky uncrowded by light pollution. Tracking flight paths of the distant planes, I saw a shooting star. When I got home, I took my last look at the night sky and there was another. If it was an omen, a message, the only lesson I draw is to be blessed by the fleeting beauty and wonder, thankful I could see them.
The sky was so perfect we could see the Milky Way, like light cloud cover over our heads.
The deer, of course, are ever present, but out where they run free, their tails bobbing up offer a white exclamation point to their quick departure.
Earlier in the evening, three distinct flocks of birds rose up from the trees as I drove by (sorry for the intrusion). I imagined their calls into the setting sun . . . we’re late, we’re late, we’re late, as they rushed southeast.
Indeed it was a very, very good day.
Here's hoping & praying your day comes blessed with its own soundtrack.