Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

Do a Good Deed

photo (25) It was a little stormy in our neck of the woods this weekend.

Very, very white.

It was perfect weather for our challenge on Saturday.

Do a good deed.

Lots and lots of snow opens up the door for lots and lots of good deeds to be done.

I walked outside to run a quick errand and found a driveway that had been shoveled by a friend.

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I pulled over behind a sea of red lights, expecting a pileup, but found an impromptu army of strangers pushing a sliding car up the hill.

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At the grocery store I saw a man scraping the ice off of the cars around him before driving off.

I wish I would have waited to see the surprised delight of the owners.

What started as a nuisance turned into a bouquet of opportunities.

I learned to see the day with different eyes.

Eyes to recognize the good that these hands can do.

I am perfectly content for the snow to stay in its home in the mountains.

But if it decides to visit again, I will know what to look for.

Emily Freeman