Stop rushing to and fro without taking a moment to enjoy your surroundings. How many times do you run here and there without really seeing what is in your environment? When you look at the ocean, what are you really seeing? What is actually going on when the waves are coming to shore? When you look at the plants and animals what are you really seeing? Are they the last ones that anyone will ever see again? Do you value them? Pause for a few moments, open your eyes and really take pleasure in what is going on around you.
Let God fill your soul with His joy, peace, love, and all else that is good. God is there with you, right where you are, for there is no spot where God is not. Pause often and reflect on what is in your surroundings at the moment. Be grateful for your life; appreciate your world. There is so much to
Praise God for being alive during this time. Be thankful all through the day, at all times. Your prayer can simply be "Thank You, God."
--Alice J. Brown