October 13

I'm not sure if it is anecdotal or if there are real scientific studies, but some parts of nature are calming for us humans.  Watching fish swim is calming.  Petting furry creatures is calming.  A purring cat is calming.  Is it the slower pace or the connection with living beings who are not us or that those living beings are accepting of us?  Regardless of the reason, those calming parts of nature are gifts for us. God knows how we are wired and created parts of the world with which we can connect.

Creator and Sustainer, thank you for the gifts of the rest of the world.  Thank you for filling the world with animals and allowing us the privilege of relationships with them.  Help us to be blessings for them as they are blessings for us.  In Jesus' name. Amen. 

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