Life’s simple gifts bring me great joy.
There is only One Presence and One Power in the universe, God the Good. If I lose sight of this truth, I bring to mind God’s goodness and celebrate the simple joys of life. Fall leaves create a brilliant tapestry of color. A cool glass of water quenches my thirst. Children’s riotous laughter dances in the breeze. The smell of flowers or the sounds of birds singing connect me with my inner joy. Through awareness of the blessings that surround me, I realize God is in everything. Joy is my natural state, and I celebrate having eyes to see and ears to hear. The pleasures of God’s presence fill my days with gratitude, and I am joyful.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.—Psalm 16:11