Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!
~2 Corinthians 9:15

My garden needed tending today. I sat on the ground and pushed a trowel deep into the dirt, liberating dead annuals from the soft earth. Soon, I’ll plant spring bloomers to fill the barren spaces.

My thoughts turned to my challenges ahead. As I tried to work out solutions for them in my mind, God tapped me on my shoulder. “Don’t think about the things you fear in the future,” He encouraged me. “Be here now.”

“Thank you, for reminding me,” I said and plunged my trowel deep into the earth again.

I looked at the beauty all around me in the garden. I felt the winter’s sun on my skin. I felt the breeze brush past me. What a gift, this breath, this heartbeat. I’m here! The worries I had about the future melted away as I replaced them with more and more gratitude.

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