Our world is full of the unusual, the whimsical and the surprising. Recall a time you’ve come across something that just skidded you to a halt. Recently I was blithely cruising down Coburg Road when I noticed a granny rocking chair, complete with ruffle and floral cushions, sitting on the sidewalk.
This got me thinking about all the entertaining things we encounter in life. Let me share a few of my experiences with you. I’m sure it will bring to mind some of your own.
This adorable pampered feline put a big smile on my face. Surely she dines on grilled salmon, filet mignon, and chicken cordon bleu each night!
Why this caught my attention in a downtown parking lot, I have no idea. I was simply surprised by the varied beautiful colors a corroded pipe can make, plus I found the inverted dixie cup whimsical.
One summer morning I arrived about 7am at the Bandon jetty to go for a walk on the beach. A pet pig and his companion dog was the last thing I expected to encounter!
This turkey family caught me quite off guard in downtown Eugene one day.
These unusual clouds give the impression they’re spilling golden rain. I couldn’t help thinking, “Wow, God does water color sunsets?!”
What are some unusual, whimsical or surprising things you’ve come across? Share your photo on Facebook or leave your story in the comments below!
This holiday month I am particularly thankful for joy—moments that bring a smile, a second curious look, a gasp of astonished surprise, or awed wonder. I see them as nano blessings filling the in-between spaces of our lives. What joy that God sprinkles our lives with his goodness when we’re least expecting it!
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11b).
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).