Peace family, there are so many opportunities to celebrate being alive, and so many good things to celebrate!
Today, I am inspired and uplifted by Tricia Barksdale and all of her staff at Tricia Barksdale Designs. A lot of us have been looking forward to the return of Bluebell ice cream, but Tricia took it a step further by hosting a Bluebell ice cream social and giving away some celebratory arrangements, complete with Bluebell carton vases!
I had a busy weekend and was pretty worn out, but just having the opportunity to pop in, receive an absolutely beautiful arrangement, enjoy some Bluebell ice cream, talk with friendly ladies, and see all of the beautiful things in the shop really lifted and refreshed my spirit. Tricia’s generosity and imagination blessed me in a big way, by reminding me of the beautiful things that God has made, and that He loves me!
Peace family, what things remind you that life is beautiful, and that God loves you? What is something you can do for someone else today that is generous and imaginative, that will remind them that God loves them?
Life can be hard and painful, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be good. Today, I am really dwelling on the verse that says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Let’s you and me both take some time today to turn our gaze to God and every good thing that he has put into our lives. He is beautiful, he is creative, and He loves us! Let’s remember the good things he has done for us and in us, and share that goodness, beauty, and love with others. Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.