I Have Found Such Joy

  • I have found such joy in simple things;
    A plain, clean room, a nut-brown loaf of bread,
    A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings,
    The shelter of a roof above my head.
    And in a leaf-laced square along the floor,
    Where yellow sunlight glimmers through the door.
    I have found such joy in things that fill
    My quiet days: a curtain’s blowing grace,
    A potted plant upon my windowsill,
    A rose, fresh-cut and placed within a vase;
    A table cleared, a lamp beside a chair,
    And books I long have loved beside me there.
    Oh, I have found such joys I wish I might
    Tell every woman who goes seeking far
    For some elusive, feverish delight,
    That very close to home the great joys are:
    The elemental things–old as the race,
    Yet never, through the ages, commonplace.

    –Grace Noll Crowell

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Thessalonians  5:18

Trust God for your day, ….Today