As I sit here watching my little girl (aged 3) I can't help but think of how God blesses us. We live in a fast paced world where we are told that it is all about me. We are told that in order to get the good things in life we have to work hard and you can have whatever you like. It is very easy to start believing that what we are told on tv is right and that materialism makes you happy.
As I look at my little girl I realise how insignificant everything else is. God has blessed me abundantly. Firstly He offers me love that no one else can. He is always there and He promises to provide for all my needs (notice I said needs, not wants), He has given me a freedom in my life that the world could never give. He has given me a beautiful wife and a gorgeous little girl who teaches me more about appreciating life than anyone else I know. Sophie is happy because she just is and as a child, she is being that which God has created her to be and not what the world tells her she should be.
Is it wrong to work hard? no it's not, but sometimes in the words of Kellogs, "the simple things in life are often the best." I think sometimes we need to just stop, step out of the rat race, and enjoy the things that God has given us, and to just be, be the very thing God created us to be...human.