I just wrapped up dishes for the evening and enjoyed this view from the sink:
We planted these lilac bushes over six years ago, and over time they have grown and blossomed beautifully. They are now up to the windowsill and offer the most delightful aroma this time of year. No matter how busy, stressed, backed-up or tired I have been lately, these lovely lilacs have been a reminder to stop. and. enjoy. the. view. All my senses are triggered by the breeze bringing in the sweet smell from outside and the colors that fill the sills by our table.
Lord of the lilacs, thank you for the abundance of blessings you give each day. Your fingerprints are present in all of creation and I am grateful for the beautiful reminder that all you make is good. Your wonders are strewn all over all earth like infinite gifts waiting to be opened and appreciated. Thank you for placing this present before my eyes that I may dance with your grace, and fawn over your fragrance as I do the dishes.