I love my rose garden, I just don’t make much time to tend it. On the weekend we finally had some time to get out in the garden and alas a few bushes were looking very sad due to a disease. A trip to the garden store was in order. As I moaned to the attendant regarding the roses he responded “Isn’t it great to have a garden to play around in!?” I was so thankful for his reply, it stayed with me for the rest of the day as we tended the bushes.
Last night I sat doing a jigsaw (it is holidays in my part of the world) watching my daughter make a print. She loves writing in different fonts and is interested in presenting them in different ways. The other day she informed me that the writing I was looking at was the same as the Apple font! Anyway, her end product was beautiful and a reminder for me.
For different reasons, I have found it hard lately to find the time to write my blog and to read the other blogs and information I subscribe to. Also, my daily habit of reading the Bible had a break!
An interesting thing happened. I found myself thinking more negatively. I found myself not appreciating the beautiful things around me. I found myself being more easily overwhelmed. I found myself feeling disconnected.
I found myself not giving thanks.
I have heard many times that what we put into our minds, what we see with our eyes, and how we spend our time thinking effects us. Today I feel like I have just proven that! As I spent less time feeding my heart and soul, life became harder.
Give thanks for the little things, give thanks for the big things.
Search for the little treasures, take more notice of the big treasures.
Feed your heart, soul and mind with encouraging things, positive things, happy things, true and pure things.
And, be thankful.