small joys

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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(a fawn licks his lips as mom nibbles the grass / Julie Cook / 2015)

Sometimes it is the simplest and smallest moments which graciously offer abundant joy.

Lost in thought in the early morning hours,
sitting silently alone. . .or so it seemed. . .
Company arrives for breakfast. . .

Unbeknownst to my company, I sit out of sight, relishing in the gift of their presence.
In this snapshot of time, lives mix and mysteriously intertwine into one.
There is appreciation for the simple. . .
And happiness witnessed in the exuberance of youth.

Spirits lift and thanksgiving is offered to the Creator of all life. . .
both mine and theirs.
What appears as a random encounter is not missed by Omnipotence.
The crossing of paths is an offering of both tenderness and joy. . .
to one who is weary of body and spirit.

A silent and contented Amen is carried aloft in the morning light. . .

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7 comments on “small joys

  1. Wally Fry says:

    The small joys can sure help during the big trials. Loved the deer too

  2. Lynda says:

    Julie, what beautiful photos and how amazing it must have been to be present in the stillness of the morning. I think it is marvellous that you quoted Teilhard de Chardin on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola – a very significant celebration for me as Ignatian spirituality is important in my life. Blessings and prayers for all.

  3. So beautiful and touching! Thank you Lord for the small joys of life and those who share theirs with others! Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  4. Andy Oldham says:

    Small joy with great feelings!

  5. Christine Ledford says:

    Such beautiful photos of life. Love!

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