On Friday, after dropping off my bus load of kids (they aren't all mine!) I was headed to the gym for a little workout. I had a sudden thought to go to the nearest park instead so I made a quick u-turn and was on my way. What a beautiful day the Lord made yesterday! I was in awe all day. So I was enjoying my power walk/run...maybe I should use the word "jog" instead...when a song came on my ipod "The Best Things in Life are Free." I began to ponder just that. The cool crisp air instead of the air conditioning; the soft gravely trail underfoot instead of the monotonous treadmill; the laughter of friends instead of the television; the ocean as opposed to the pool; the joy of playing with my children instead of fussing over the decor of my house...I literally thought of so many things that bring peace to my day that are free to us. The most important thing that came to mind is the GRACE of God that is free to us everyday...there is no working for salvation...it is freely given. Stop and think today about all that is freely given to us and be thankful.