...I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
When circumstances have me feeling melancholy (as I am struggling a bit with today), simply remembering God's goodness and the blessings He gives can revive my spirit a little. It can turn a heart of self-pity and sadness to one of gratitude ~ focusing on Him rather than myself (or the circumstances).
I have much to tend to today...but quickly, I wanted to share a few things. Pictured above and below are a couple of things I bought at a local sidewalk sale. I was able to purchase the table decoration above for only $10 and the "beautiful" jar below was only $2 (although you can't see that it says "beautiful" down the side in the photo, you can see it in real life). I always love to find ways to beautify my home inexpensively!
Outside, my hosta and other plants are growing beautifully (although, I admit, some serious weeding needs done)...
My day lilies have bloomed!
My mom got these beautiful begonias for in my log planter that Chris made me a few years ago...
And my porch is all a-bloom...although truly, it looks *much* prettier in person!
So...that's all I have for today. Some days I feel like I have so much I would like to share and then I sit down and go blank. I've got a lot swirling in this head of mine...too much, I think. I really haven't shared much in the form of "deep" thoughts in quite a while...but that's okay. If I feel the Lord leading me to share something, I will. :)
And just for anyone who made be interested I am having a sale in my shop (TheOrganizedPlanner). Use code: JUNE2016 for 25% off your order of $10+! I have reformatted some sticker sheets as well as added some *new* things! I use quality sticker paper and send them out *fast*! :)
I gotta run! This household won't run itself! ;)
Thank-you for visiting. I hope your day is lovely!
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