Today I was reminded that it is often the little gestures that can bring about happiness in our lives. Many times we focus too much on the negative. Probably because it creates problems that take up so much of our time. Maybe it is because we are so worried about the outcome. But if we stop and think back over our day, we will see so many things that made us smile. Today it was a birthday cake from my mother-in-law, my daughter's smile when she hit the ball and caused an RBI (even though she got out). It was an unexpected gift from my husband and dozens of little children who stopped me just to say Happy Birthday. It was the many text messages and phone calls I received saying the same thing, some from friends far away and some from friends I didn't realize knew. But mostly, it was knowing that no matter what happens God is in control. And that is no little thing.
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Psalm 118:24