In accordance with my plan to live in the now, I’m always on the watch for unexpected little moments of beauty. You’d be surprised to know how many times my patience and vigilance have been rewarded. Today there was one such moment.
I needed to go to the store for kitty litter, no errand more prosaic. But when I glanced at the clock I realized I’d not had lunch and I know “they” say you shouldn’t go hungry. A little bite, along with some orange juice, should do the trick. I pulled a roast chicken out of the fridge and detached a wing. I popped that in the microwave, meanwhile quartering two cherry tomatoes. Just enough to take the edge off, but not enough to spoil a small, late lunch. The microwave dinged, I removed the saucer, turned to the counter behind me to set it down, added the tomatoes and Suddenly, the sun burst through the gray clouds and drenched my tiny meal in warm afternoon light. The reds of the plate and the tomatoes flamed, and the wing of the fowl glistened golden in its juices. I ate my snack standing at the kitchen counter, with the flooding sunshine enhancing and blessing my food, and it was beautifully delicious. Five minutes sooner, or later, and my little miracle would have occurred unnoticed. What a lovely gift. It made my day.
Thought for the Day: When you start your day anticipating miracles and blessings, the Universe provides.