“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually.” —Abraham Joshua Heschel


Children live life with this radical amazement. My almost two year old granddaughter Hannah, screams with delight when she hears the rumble and squeak of their garage door rolling upwards. She knows this sound equates with her daddy walking in the door. He delights in everything about her. He loves her unconditionally. She loves him. She sees the world with joy and abandon because she has every reason to expect good things when her daddy enters the room.Her little feet run and break out into her own happy dance spinning with anticipation of what will happen when that door opens!

How much more we should expect our day to be filled with good things? We have a heavenly father who loves us with great abandon, unconditionally and with an even greater depth than any earthly father could love his child.

I am challenging myself of late to look for ways to do my own happy dance more often. I have so much to celebrate. Even on the hard days my heart is full of gratitude.Image