Some of life’s greatest lessons are experienced in the most ordinary settings.
Such is how it was this past Saturday when my girls and I walked into the local bakery.
As our eyes took in the almost empty shelves
we realized that we had come too late.
But together we decided to get some delicious horns and brownies.
While the lady behind the counter filled a box
we all noticed one lone donut hole.
“Can we have that one?” my oldest said pointing to the hole.
At first she was reluctant
but seeing our eager eyes
Three pairs of eyes watched as she reached in way to the back and took that small donut hole.
“No charge,” she said handing it to my oldest daughter and proceeded to ring up the rest of our purchase.
Meanwhile we all shared that delicious donut hole.
Yes, three bites and smiles all around.
What one person might dismiss as of little value
another might see as being special.
We enjoy so many of life’s pleasures by sharing them.
Portion size doesn’t matter. Matter of fact our joy overflows in the sharing.
One small donut hole and I am still thinking about it.
Maybe there are more things in life
that are small
and seem to be of little value in this world that values money, position and beauty
but are treasures in disguise.
The elderly lady that lives alone.
And the old man who slowly walks the street every day.
The young child
That simple job that no one seems to notice or value.
or article that one labored to write but now seems so simple
in a complex society with a different focus.
Little is big when God is in it.
Let’s not forget that, my friends.