I met one of the most beautiful ladies recently. She is lovely with a gentle nature. When she talks, life radiates from her eyes. She’s a good conversationalist and well educated. Her spirit is meek and kind. She has had many experiences in her life & been blessed with opportunities to work in many fields (that I often found interest in my younger days). Her eyes sparkle when she smiles and she has no idea she is special. She loves the Lord and knows him well.
Who is this beaming woman of whom I write? She’s a new friend that lives close by. I am blessed to have met her. I don’t think it was a coincidence we met either. She makes me happy when we talk or get to spend time together and I think I needed this. Although she smiles, there is pain there as well. Who doesn’t carry some of that with them, right? Somehow her inner sadness touches my heart and I pray for her gentle spirit to be healed.
When life seems bleak, how do we cope? When the lights go out and we are alone, where does the mind go for comfort? Those who are gifted seek out positivity to remind themselves how beautiful life can be. They hold tightly to Hope. Embracing it and seeking signs of it around each corner. They know that their Faith leads them there – to Hope of all things. It’s that same Faith that tells them they are worth loving. Faith that they know our Savior loved us enough to die for us. Love that they know they are deserving of.
But… what of those without this gift? The gift that helps them continually seek out encouragement? Where do they go in their mind when they are swimming in doubt? I scares me to think about it.
Where do you go for your uplifting dose of inspiration? Is it a person, place, thing or a website?
Why wait until things get bad to call on our Lord?
It’s just a thought that has crossed my mind a lot lately. Everyday is a blessing when we wake up. Why wait until a tragedy occurs to start being thankful?
Our nature as God created us is selfish, self-centered & one of self preservation. We overcome our fleshly nature through Christ. We lean on him for understanding & hope in his Grace. By Faith, we are made whole & corrected. Without him we have nothing, we are nothing. What purpose is there without him? None.
Some people (myself included) need constant reminders.
These are just thoughts…
My Daddy. Vietnam War Veteran.
Happy Memorial day everyone! As millions of workers are off today for remembrance of fallen American soldiers and their loved ones left behind, please take a moment to say thank you to a veteran or an active duty soldier. I believe there is more awareness now due to media coverage of all types, but there are still many soldiers that are forgotten, left behind and the memories of their unselfish service is forgotten or fading.
It only takes a moment of time to say thank you. Sometimes, that is all someone needs to hear… just 2 words – Thank You.
I personally thank you if you have ever served in any branch of our US military. I appreciate the freedoms you contributed to. I appreciate the peace you helped maintain. You didn’t have to be on the battle front to be important, you simply served. It’s an honor and my gratitude overflows.
It doesn’t matter where you are now or what you “became”. Your life matters. Your service matters. You matter!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
**My father served. My Husband served and many other members of my family have served. A great number of my friends have served or are still serving. So my passion for veterans is well seated. Please pass along this note of gratitude to encourage others to say a simple THANK YOU to our men and women in uniform past and present.
The Lord woke me up today 🙂
Butterfly on Mint
He allowed me to get out of bed on my own 🙂 There’s coffee & rich delicious creamer all morning. The children God gave me are healthy (one with healing swimmers ear) and Old Man Puddy is still kick’n.
Our faithfully dedicated pup protected me from a vicious looking pool float on our morning stroll. (Ha!) And my sweet husband was right beside me when I got up early to taxi my boys to & from work.
Our land is healing & our home is cool in this summer heat. My vision is blurring but the Lord provides glasses so I can still see.
Life is short…shorter than we think. God’s love is powerful…stronger than anything. Grace is a gift…one not deserved. Faith is a must…not occasional as needed. Salvation is sweet…enduring and promised. Blessings are gifts…not to be forgotten.