July 22: Walking to Work

Maggie exited the New York City subway on a Monday morning—back to work after a busy weekend, longing for just one more day off.

Seated on a bench outside one building, an older man played classical music on a small radio.  Maggie felt her spirits rise as she listened, marveling at the composer’s genius.  Looking up she saw the beautiful details in the façade of an old building just a block from her Manhattan office, admiring designs from years past.  Just outside her workplace, she heard a mother on her cell phone wish her child luck on the day’s exam, feeling grateful for technology that draws us ever closer.

Suddenly, Monday morning seemed a little brighter—as the walk gave Maggie a chance to count life’s blessings.

Each day we’re surrounded by God’s gifts to us, born of the creativity and hard work of others.

Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His  

wonderful works to humankind. (Psalm 107:8)

I give You thanks, Creator, for the earth and its abundance. 

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