Wonder Moment: Stop and Taste the Fudge
When my church youth group went to Ireland, one of our stops was the Island of Inis Oirr. It was a very small island with less than 300 people. Life was so simple there. There were only a couple of shops and restaurants, and most of them closed before dark.
I remember this little fudge shop particularly well. That was some of the best fudge I have ever had. We liked it so much that we bought some to bring back home. The fudge stand was just like everything else on the island. Small and simple.
One of the days we went up to an old castle. When we got up there I could see the entire island. Every house. Every restaurant. Every turn in every road. Not only that, but there was a beautiful view of the blue ocean almost everywhere I looked. It was absolutely breathtaking. As I stood in the Irish wind looking down on the land, all of my worries washed away.
From that height, I could see the all-natural beauty of God’s creation, and I was proud to be a part of it. My youth group had raised money for a couple of years to afford for everyone to go on the trip, and I felt like we had all been placed on that island at that time for a reason. It’s almost like God was rewarding us with something that he had made just for us.
What I took away from this moment was to stop and savor life’s little moments. I learned to just drop all of my worries for a second and enjoy God’s creation and his rewards. God’s natural beauties are everywhere. Sometimes we just need to make an effort to stop and taste the fudge. Pausing makes life a lot more enjoyable, and it creates memories to last a lifetime.
PJ Morrissey is a high school junior in Richmond, Virginia. He is in the marching band and is currently in training to become an EMT with Southside Virginia Emergency Crew.
I remember the fudge; and I remember how kind you were to share it with all of us.
Thanks for sharing your story PJ.
Peej- love this, so timely for Lent