Snapshot & Whatnot: Advent (alien-ish) Surprises

Today here’s a snapshot my iPhone captured of goings-on in one of my brother’s fish tanks: Mr. Loach Fish making friendly with Mr. Alien (in a welcoming way.)

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

If we can find the courage (inspired by Mr. Loach) to reach outside our comfort zones this Advent weekday, we might encounter surprises of various shapes & sizes.

“Each day holds a surprise, but only if we can see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise. Whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy it will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” Henri Nouwen

grace, peace & Advent surprises

Virginia : )

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7 Responses to Snapshot & Whatnot: Advent (alien-ish) Surprises

  1. Garfield Hug says:

    Great quote and your brother has an awesome fish tank👍😃

  2. Debbie says:

    I’m pinching myself over how clean your brother’s fish tank is! I used to have one — many moons ago — and found it a chore to keep the thing looking clean. Maybe I should’ve bought a cute alien, ha!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, my brother cleans his tanks (he has two) regularly & also switches out the decor every six weeks or so. He likes to see if the fishies will ‘love it or list it’ (Dwight’s a big fan of HGTV!) Mr. Alien is rather cute, isn’t he? : ) Blessings!!

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