contentment

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

It is easy to live a life full of wants for the future. You may want tangible things: house, car, job, a 65″ tv, or maybe you just want these things to be newer, fancier, and bigger.

Perhaps you yearn for vacations, a new relationship, a promotion at work, or just peace and quiet.

Sometimes we act like children pouring over a Christmas Wish book wanting every fancy present they see. What happens when you don’t get what you want? Do you become depressed and envious when you see what others have?

Are all things desirable or necessary?

Aesop says, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

When we thank God for everything we have, it brings contentment to our lives. Try counting your blessings. Make up a list. Thank God for your family and friends, your home, enough to eat, your hobbies, your job.

You can be specific: my love of music, my siblings, my pastor, my green thumb.

Thankfulness is a habit to cultivate.

All these good things are from God!

Dear God, thank you for giving me such good gifts. Help me to be grateful for each one you have freely given to me. Most especially, this week, thank you for these

3hugs&blessings:

squishy hugs,

yogurt,

&

Help me be content and fill me with gratitude always!

Are you content with what you have or envious of what you don’t have?

What can you do to cultivate gratitude in your life?

hugs n’ blessings for all the grateful habits we create!

underwear unmasked

it’s the monday giggles…

(Possibly) A True Story.

Main Characters

FEMALE: mid-50’s, bubbly, Christian, a redhead.

GOLDEN-RETRIEVER: magical, soft, and named Helen.

MULTIPLE FAMILY & FRIENDS: varying ages, intelligent, conscientious, civic-minded, gracious, & sensible.

ONE extraordinary INDIVIDUAL: (Who shall remain Anonymous, forever.)

Scene One

The sewing of masks.

Redheaded female spends several days sewing CDC recommended face masks to be shared with family and friends in need. Female hums lightly a variety of JJ Heller melodies over the din of the sewing machine. Redhead’s golden-retriever comes in and out of scene periodically to sit beside female, which always produces a warm smile from the redhead.

Scene ends with redhead stacking all completed masks in a pile, tidying up her sewing area and departing the sewing room holding the stack of face masks tucked in her arms, as she turns off the light in the room with a full heart.

Reset Button

it’s the monday giggles….

Perhaps you’ve heard…

I’ve been traveling The Road to Recovery these past many weeks.

That’s because 2019 literally ended with a BANG!

SERIOUSLY.

Into a telephone pole.

The good news is…the telephone pole lost.

As a result, I have been spending the beginning of this NEW year working on trying to reset my life physically and mentally – back to the point of feeling normal again.

My injuries have provided lots of down-time to reflect,

to be introspective,

and to work at strengthening myself ~

body, mind and soul!

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