What a beautiful day! A cool wind blowing in from the north flattened the waves and made their meeting with the shore a subdued union. Despite the cool breeze (I in my jacket, naturally), I watched people in shorts and bathing suits enjoying the sun and the sand, throwing Frisbees, jumping in the wet sand, and fishing at the ocean’s edge. I love to watch families or individuals at play it lets me witness something simultaneously private and public. Surely our laughter is part of the godliness that resides in us, a gift Adam and Eve took with them even as they left the Garden. I believe we share God’s delight in His world when we laugh with one another over something as wholesome as the water and the shore. I can’t help but smile just watching His children celebrating. I think you, Dear Father, for reminding me that sun, wind, sand and ocean are reason enough to laugh, even when small ills trouble me. Thank you for the wonderful gift of laughter to celebrate!