Taking the advice of Rabbi and Pastor, today I walked in the park and looked up.
Rabbi had suggested that one good way to live includes paying attention to the details around you, and appreciating those everyday things. Pastor had suggested that one good way to live is to acknowledge the good gifts God has given us right now, rather than waiting for that supposedly better thing in the future.
I took my camera to the park and pointed it up. Today the weather was superior, with abundant sunshine in this cloudiest of all places, truly a gift. Looking up, I saw shapes and colors and fractals everywhere.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. -Psalm 96:12
Extraordinary everyday gifts.