Big Things, Small Packages
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Big Things, Small Packages

When I was eleven, I lived next door and went to school with a boy who had a serious liver disease.  Because of this lifelong condition he was small for his size, but being a collossal nerd didn't help his popularity at school either.  One time the kids were teasing him and he retorted, "Big things come in little packages!"  And he kept on being a scientifically gifted kid who appeared pretty happy to be himself while the rest of us suffered innumerable issues of self-esteem.

Suffer the little children to come; come as a child on your spiritual path
Only as an adult on a spiritual quest have I come to recognize the wisdom of his statement.  Life's little gifts are often those with the biggest impact...a giggle from a grandchild, the ball dropped at my feet by our big silly dog, the warm smiles of the oldsters at the nursing home when I sing for them. 

No, I haven't struck it rich in material ways, nor have I become wildly famous.  God has blessed my husband and I, though, with a continual onslaught of little packages that delight and enrich our lives.  This morning I heard a bird singing in the trees outside our bedroom window just before dawn.  It really outdid itself and delivered a performance that rivaled the greatest diva. 

Thank you, God, for small packages.  May I be worthy of all the blessings you send me daily.

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