If there would be pumpkins in my garden they would have had frost on them last night. That's why I was so pleased to discover this dainty one untouched by icy fingers when I looked out this morning. Neatly tucked under our lilac tree, her pink petals were sheltered... this time.
I felt her mild chiding when I brought her inside. Against the odds at this time of year -- we often have frost weeks earlier -- I took a chance by leaving her out all night. But now she sits here on my desk... sharing her gift of beauty with me one last time.
Little gifts... a tiny grace note of beauty... sometimes we're too hurried or harried to notice.
So I invite you to s.t.o.p. right now in this moment and look around. Listen. Breathe in and smell. There's a little grace note waiting for you to notice.... it's your gift from Him.
Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places,