glean[gleen] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
verb (used without object)
to collect or gather anything little by little or slowly.
to gather what is left by reapers.
I think gleaning is what we need to with the joys in every day. Notice the things that others may overlook. Find the little bits of beauty and kindness and pay attention to them. Pick them up and put them in your gleaning basket, for you can feast on them later.
Last night, the moon was about a quarter full, hanging like a smile in the night sky. The entire moon was visible, though, a slim band of light barely showing the other 3/4.
And it was beautiful.