The Gifts


Last week ended with the sky suddenly darkened by rain clouds.  A tornado warning was issued and we were advised to take all necessary precautions to stay safe, and to protect our property.  Heavy rain began to fall, almost in sheets and dreadful winds blew, causing trees around us to sway dangerously.  Thankfully, the storm ended some time later and despite damage being reported to property, we stayed safe.

The next day the sun returned and brightened our spirits.  My husband and decided to visit a nearby ice cream parlor, where we treated ourselves to a cone.  On finishing these, we returned  to buy a treat for our neighbors.  We wanted to surprise them.  It worked.

A few days later, we were blessed with a surprise.  A quite unexpected gift that truly brightened our day.

I like to think that God blessed us, because we had blessed others.  I don’t believe in coincidences, but I do believe that God won’t be outdone, and when we behave kindly, we ourselves receive more than we gave.

The gift we received was greater in value than the price of the ice cream portions, we gave our neighbors.  What a wonderful blessing.

Be safe.  Be kind.  Be thankful.    Image