Friday, 19 June 2015

Here and now Joy

Hello Lovelies!

Today's devotional reading in Ann Voskamp's book 'One Thousand Gifts' struck a chord with me.
It reads "As long as thanks is possible then joy is possible." 

I find it so easy to get tossed about by things which alter my state of joy. I find I can move from being satisfied and happy with life one minute to being frustrated and fed up the next-all in a matter of minutes-just because something has shifted the perception of my world from feeling 'all is well' to 'nothing is right and it's all a mess!' 

But if what Ann says is true, then when I thank-when I choose to thank, then I can experience and live in joy, because joy is always possible when I thank. If I slow down to see it; to search high and low for it if I have to, it can be found, in the here and now.

What a challenge this is! But a fruitful challenge which will result in a renewed sense of wonder and thankfulness for the celebration of our daily lives; for the celebration of Today!

So I will remind myself: Be thankful, and celebrate Today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Adorned in beauty

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

I Choose Joy.

Hello Lovelies!

It feels like I am letting life pass me by so quickly these days and I am forgetting to be thankful for the little things.
So today I choose joy, in naming the things I am thankful to my Maker for:

*  Today
*  Strawberry slices and rocket leaves
*  Squirty cream into open mouths
*  A growing boy!
*  Beads and wool in the hands of a creative girl
*  The pre teen in his uniform
*  Coming together in prayer
*  Hubby eating breakfast
*  Togetherness in the morning
*  The little one still needing hugs
*  Turning round to wave goodbye at the school gate
*  Brother and sister walking into school together

So small and yet so Big! And my heart is fuller because of them!

Have a beautiful day all.