Monday February 27, 2017

One of my daily delights is to watch the birds enjoying the food we put out for them. This abundance of food – over and above any expectations of the Season – is a simple example of 'grace'. Grace is 'unmerited favour'.

Our lovely winged friends don't 'deserve' this gift. They haven't 'earned' this gift. I, for one, am somewhat 'offended' by the thought that they should have to 'earn' their gifts from me. For me, it is a great pleasure just to give. You may argue I am expecting something in return, but let's agree to disagree on that. I get pleasure from seeing them enjoying this abundance, for sure, but they are going to get the gift whether I see them enjoy it or not.

My pleasure is in the giving to creatures who cannot return the favour.

The Moodscope blog is a great place to be honest and bare one's soul. Honestly, then, I am not sure anymore whether the Universe is a friendly place or not, or whether there is any higher power particularly active at the moment, but I do know there are many gracious people on the Planet. These are the people who enjoy giving without expecting anything in return, and I am grateful for them.

My point today? If the Universe is a friendly place, is it possible that it might get pleasure from bestowing on you today a gift that you haven't had to earn, a kindness that you don't particularly deserve, and an enrichment that you don't have to pay back?

I hope so. And I hope that, today at least, you'll be as open as the birds to the surprise bounty of abundance that could be coming your way.

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