As I was taking my morning stroll around the yard, as I do every spring morning to observe new plant growth, I couldn't help but feel a wave of thankfulness rush over me. Everything was beautifully washed from a gentle rain that fell yesterday, the birds were singing sweetly in the trees, and the sun was shining brightly. I started to think about how incredibly blessed I am. God has given me a wonderful family, supportive friends, and beautiful things to enjoy.
The idea of beautiful things takes on many different meanings for people. To me, beautiful things are not the most expensive things, or the latest or newest things; in fact, most of them cost nothing at all and some are quite old. They are simply things that make me happy when I see them. So here it goes - a list of just a few of my favorite things!
--Hellebores humbly swaying in a gentle breeze
(I have always wondered why such a beautiful flower would hang its head.)
--mud on my shoes from a newly planted garden area
(I didn't realize that the dirt on the outside of the bed was so soft.)
--a one hundred year old chest once owned by my husband's great grandparents
(Can you believe that someone once told me that it would be beautiful if I repainted it?)
--a friendly little chick-a-dee that allows me a closer look
(I think he is learning to trust me.)
--early morning dew on a budding camellia
(early morning dew on any flower for that matter)
These are just a few of the little treasures that I enjoy; but none of these can compare to the treasure that I find in my Lord and Savior who said himself, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21
What are some of your favorite things?