For about half an hour yesterday, I sat beside the lake at work in glorious sunshine and watched a heron. Lots of people walked by me, but nobody stopped. Everyone else had a place to go, somewhere to get to. Thank You for the gift of simply being able to stop and gaze at something unexpected and beautiful for a while. Help me not to pass so quickly and purposefully through the world You have made that I fail to appreciate the glories that lie around us. Thank You.