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My Day was Changed


Today, instead of the salad that I had planned for lunch, I decided to go out.  When I left the office, it was very dreary; a little chilly, no sun, and while heading in to the restaurant it started raining.  Add to that the haze I have been in due to a respiratory bug I am recuperating from…my spirit really needed  some lifting.

As I was sitting and enjoying my lunch, a sweet little girl caught my eye.  She was about two years old, with short, shaggy golden brown hair that magnified her beautiful, smiling brown eyes.  She was in a cute little polka dot shirt and black leggings.  As she sat on the table facing her mother, every now and again she would burst out in laughter due to unknown words her mom whispered to her.

Their joy was contagious!  The innocence and beauty of the love between this mother and her daughter touched me, and I felt my heart fill up.  For some reason, I felt a connection with them, and couldn’t keep myself from smiling.

As they were on their way out, the little girl broke free from her mom, and ran over to me.  She looked up at me with those gorgeous eyes, said good-bye, then ran back to her mom.

My day was changed in a matter of moments. 

In the past, I may have not even noticed the beauty that was occurring right in front of me.  Sometimes it is so easy to be overwhelmed with the negative around  or within us…we forget to open our eyes to the goodness that is always right there in front of us.

As I grow in faith and maturity, I am learning to keep my eyes, ears, and heart open to God’s whispers to me.   He never lets me down.

Today, He was reminding me that His love is all around me, sometimes in unexpected places.  And I am reminded to praise and worship my Lord and Savior, and to be grateful in all things.

Need I tell you, the sun is now shining and there is no sign of rain?


Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:8-9

We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.   Romans 8:28






14 thoughts on “My Day was Changed

  1. Oh how I love this so.
    I’ve had these moments and they change the day and my life every time.
    Those God-hug moments!
    I got one of those this morning when I opened your sweet email. Thank you so much for thinking of me. 🙂
    Bless you sweet, Bernadette. ❤️


  2. Bernadette, thank you for your kind comments on my piece at the Writer’s Forum. Now I am sitting here crying after reading yours! Small children love so unconditionally. I miss the days in my early 30’s when I used to teach pre-school. I quit to get married and have a family and ended up homeschooling my two children, but I got into art and never went back to work in another pre-school. Someday I would like to find a way to help pre-schoolers with early reading skills again if that is part of God’s plan for me. 🙂


    • I am sure you will find a way to help pre-schoolers, if that is the Lord’s plan. It seems that your skills were used lovingly with your children through homeschooling. Isn’t the Lord awesome, in how he forms and guides us in directions we may never even imagine?

      Thanks for stopping by:-)


  3. Amen! I look for His intervention in every day!

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  4. Trying to catch up on comments here. I loved this post. When I read about the “little girl breaking free and coming to you,” all I could think about was, how God always sends an Angel to us. To me that is what she was. It is always in the small things, isn’t it Bernadette, where God speaks to us the most. How peaceful God can be, if we would only quit trying to make Him so hard. That I work on daily. Great post and God Bless, SR


    • Thanks, SR. I agree…”How peaceful God can be, if we would only quit trying to make Him so hard.” So true, and I work on this daily also.

      God’s blessings to you and yours, Bernadette


  5. What a great story! It’s a great reminder of how we can completely change someone’s day by doing something as simple as sharing a smile…

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  6. Thanks for sharing the sweet story and the magnificent insight into how God communicates with us.


  7. Sometimes it takes a change of scenery or pace to open our eyes to the good in life. Thanks for the lovely story and reminder.

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