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pleasant things
A new fallen snow, so clean and white. I like it especially when it
happens late at night. Just to walk along the street and see the falling
snow lighted by the street light. It is so peaceful and quiet. The snow on
the ground sparkles like jewels. The sound of the snow crunching under
my feet.

One winter day I was feeling so sad. I looked out of the
window. The freezing rain had coated the hedges with a thick covering
of ice. The sun came through the ice at just the right angle. The colors
were so brilliant, I had never seen such colors before or since. I felt so
cheered up by this. I feel that God sent it by at just the right time.

A warm bath after working hard causes me to feel so
clean after being so sweaty and smelly. Even when I am sick with a cold
or flu, I feel much better after a good soaking bath. This is one of the
rewards of hard work.

When it is raining, I like to sit on a screened-in porch and just
listen to the rain coming down. To see everything glistening and wet.
My, I could sit for a long time and just enjoy.

On a cold winter night when the sleet is pinging on the
window pane, it is so nice to snuggle into a warm bed piled with covers. I
especially like comforters.

On a hot summer day to be so thirsty. What a joy it is to have a
cold drink. There are no words to describe how good it feels to swallow
something cold and wet.

To endure pain for a time and to have it stop hurting. At that
point you realize how wonderful it is to be pain free. You don’t really
appreciate something till you lose it.

The first flower to pop up after a long cold winter. That
flower seems to mean more than all the flowers that come after. It is the
joy of realizing spring is really here.

I look in the stores and listen for some hint of what
someone would like to have. I take a lot of care to wrap it just so. Oh the
joy of that expression when the person who opens the gift first
recognizes what it is. That joy of giving something that will make them
What joy God must have in making His people happy.

I like the ending of a day that I feel like I accomplished a lot. It
may have been things that were hard to do. It seems that the harder the
job, the more satisfaction there is when the work is finished.

I like to sit by the ocean on a vacant beach and watch the
waves roll in. To sit in a beach chair with my feet in the sand. To walk in
the water as it goes over my feet. To look for seashells, even though I
could probably buy prettier ones at the store. But I found these for

Colorful Christmas decorations on a bleak winter day.
Getting up early in the morning to go to work, some people left their
Christmas lights on. The happy colors cheered me as I drove by.

God has placed so many simple pleasant things
in our lives to cheer us on our way, if only we
take the time to appreciate them.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth
no sorrow with it.
by H. Witmyer
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