This week I had the opportunity to drive our employees home in the Workshop van. Now, some of you may think – “Opportunity?” But, actually, I enjoy driving and I love our employees, and it is a “joy” to do both at times. The weather was beautiful most of the week – warm and sunny! After weeks of frigid temps and gray skies, I so enjoyed the sunshine! And evidently, so, did others! I saw children running to get off the bus. I saw children riding bicycles in short sleeves. But, the one that I’ve thought of the most was the mother and daughter who were outside “blowing bubbles!” Now, I realize that it doesn’t take a lot of skill, money, or talent to blow bubbles. To most adults, we’ve lost the “joy” of such a simple act, but to that little girl – “It was magic!” She was just dancing around the yard trying to “catch” them!

I think saying that we need to “blow bubbles” is a child’s version of the adult’s “stop and smell the roses.” I don’t know about you, but I’ve been going “ninety to nothing” for the past few weeks. I needed the reminder that I need to take the time to stop and “blow bubbles!” Bubbles remind me of what James said about our lives – “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). It’s like the mist that hovers over the river early in the morning, but as the sun comes up and the temperature rises, it disappears. But, it sure was beautiful while it was there.

Don’t take life for granted. We know not when the Lord will return. May He find us watching and taking the time to “blow bubbles!” Simply blessed, Courtney

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