Thursday, June 21, 2012

colored pots

well, that was close! asher's doing better. never fear!

so on to what's on my mind today:
colored pots

yep. deeeeeep thoughts.
we've recently done some upgrading to our back patio and when it looked nicer but not quite there yet, i thought, "colored pots!" --because colored pots of plants bring me joy. --it really is the little things, folks.

so i bought a few from walmart. red. yellow. pretty little things. and filled them with drought-tolerant plants, because let's face it, i live in a barren wasteland.
and instantly a smile came to my face, and cheerfulnes abounded. the peasants rejoiced! all is right in the world.

overstatement? perhaps.
but you get the idea. colored pots with beautiful blossoms bring joy. (say that 10 times fast.)

i've been reading "one thousand gifts" by ann voskamp for awhile now, and it talks about eucharisteo, the act of giving thanks --and how WHEN we are thankful, we experience JOY. and so in line with her book, i've been keeping track of things i'm thankful for. i've been writing them down for a few months now. yes...i'm still reading the book MONTHS later. i'm a slacker.

and so i started thinking...what are some other things that bring joy. -things that remind me God is here, listening, and quite the show-off of awesomeness.
here are a few things i'm thankful for. --all the little...and big...opportunities to give thanks to a gracious God who blesses us beyond measure:
1. hummingbirds on the back porch feeder
2. sticky fingers helping in the kitchen
3. removing stickiness from said fingers and putting little fingers to bed
4. snocones
5. family discipleship time
6. eating outside with friends
7. returning to air conditioning after eating outside with friends
8. lamp light
9. helpful neighbors
10. sleeping in
11. healthy kids (i couldn't stop at 10...see?! blessed!)

ain't life grand? God gives us everything we need. and whether we like to admit it or not, usually a lot more!

may we be grateful for all the beautiful blessings He bestows on us.

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