The sun was shining, the windows were wide open and we were driving along the road when all of a sudden I saw a single leaf being tossed and blown ahead of me. It was high up but was falling as we got closer.
Some madness in me made me stick my hard out of the window and reach for it as we approached the spot. I caught it!
Laughing out loud I pulled my hand back into the car as I looked with amazement at the leaf in my hand.
I never really believed I would touch it, but there it was, in my hand.
My smile lasted for ages. We released the autumn leaf back into the light breeze as we continued down the road. A wish for more happiness on our lips.
I realised that that was a marvellous and unexpected catch.
While on a walk later that same day my eye caught something else falling from the sky. Again I reached up and a single white feather landed in my hand. More laughter followed at my good fortune.
Sometimes life is festooned with unexpected pleasures and opportunities. I’ve found that I just need to look out for them and be ready to catch them. It’s all good!