By Mark Edgemon

Gerald married soon after high school, got a job at a synthetic fiber plant, had a couple of kids and worked for 20 years.

Now, everything he did in life was part of a routine. Day after day he got up, got ready, went to work, came home, had supper, watched television and went to bed. On his days off, he substituted going to work for working around the house and handling personal business.

His eyes were glazed over most of the time and he had very little inspiration or joy in his life.

Driving to work one day, he heard a song on the radio that he enjoyed when he was in high school. He went to work playing the song over and over in his mind throughout the day. It reminded him of one of his favorite television shows when he was growing up. So when he got off from work, he went to the DVD store and bought a collection of the best episodes from that show. He was excited about seeing them again.

He passed by a bakery, stopped, turn around and went back in hopes they would have his all time favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie. They had one left!

Before long, his spirits were revived and not from a spiritual matter, but from simple things that brought him joy. And the important Truth about these things were...that for the first time in a long time, he allowed them to bring him joy!

Moral: The simple joys are what drives a person's soul.

Copyright 2008 Mark Edgemon

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