Most of us are born, grow up to be adults, and think very little about the incredible gifts we have received in our lifetimes, such as the gift of eyesight.
Only when I contemplate what it must be like to live in darkness do I begin to be filled with gratitude for eyes that work. Eyesight has got to be one of life's simple but grandest pleasures.
Right now, as the leaves on trees in New England start to change color and punctuate the landscape with startling beauty, there is nothing more enriching than to lift one's eyes into the bosom of the trees and drink in the luscious colors. What grandeur! What magnificence! It's better than viewing a masterpiece painting since it is a living creation.
It's fun to see little birds, perching their fragile bodies on branches way up at the tops of trees. They could care less about heights as they flit from branch to branch, singing melodious tunes. How blessed we are to see so many touches of a Master's handiwork everywhere we look.
Yes, eyesight is a simple pleasure too awesome for more words. It truly is a gift from a King.
Check out other Simple Pleasures at Dayle's blog, A Collection of This and That http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/ It's a lot of fun. Dayle's blog button is in the sidebar, too!