Every now and then, something ordinary will catch your eye. You will stop and lean down for a closer look, and you will say: Wow, look at this spiderweb! Yet you’ll know that the spider has been building this web across the corner of the front porch for a days or even a couple of weeks. But you didn’t notice it — really notice it — until today. Because today the sun was shining when you walked out the front door. Today when you went to work you didn’t have something else on your mind. Today there were water droplets strung like pearls on the delicate threads, and the sunlight caught them just so, making them glitter like tiny diamonds. Today something ordinary became extraordinary, a gift for you to enjoy.
Taken on August 10, 2010