The other photo is of a fossil crab that they gave me. It is a beautiful little thing from the late Miocene period. It's claws are outstretched as it were still alive after so many years. The species is no more which is a reminder that the beautiful creatures of the past were once scuttling along the ocean's bottom. I wonder if someone in the future will find the picture with all the signatures and marvel that someone once studied that creature which has become extinct.
At the rate we are destroying habitats and species, those days may not be as far off as one would imagine. Back when the little crab was alive, there was really just the climate to worry about and whether food was available. Things are much more complicated now.
There are some other gifts from this day. One of them was the glorious sunrise this morning. I woke up early to see the sun just start to rise. Another day full of promise ready to start.
Every day is a gift that is free to me. It is good to have the day ahead that is wide open to what I want to do. Hoping your Saturday is filled with opportunities for enjoyment, peace and service to others. Take care of the gift for it is indeed precious.