The art of appreciating what you have
Give away something you no longer need.Change everyone's pillowcases midweek. Fresh, cool pillowcases make the heat more bearable.Iron a casual shirt. Even a well-worn t-shirt, when pressed, just feels better.Bring home a stack of coffee table books from the library. Challenge the kids to match crayons to the colors in a painting.Compliment someone you know. Encouraging words are rarer than gifts.
Good Post !! Now I need to put some of those wise words into practice!
Beautiful thoughts. I especially like the last one. I know I always appreciate encouragement, so I try to remember to give it. Today I just mailed prayer cards to all the kids in my Sunday school class to let them know that we're thinking of them and praying for them since they started back to school this week. I hope they feel loved and encouraged when they receive them.
"Bring home a stack of coffee table books from the library. Challenge the kids to match crayons to the colors in a painting." THIS is a great idea. Thanks!
I love these thoughts - just what I needed to be reminded of this morning! Thank you -
Very nice thoughts. I think ironed things feel more special. That reminds me, have you used your mangle and if so, how is it working out? I'd love to get one to iron my sheets.
These are such good words-- tears actually sprang to my eyes as I read them.
I had one of those moments yesterday-- I read a book review of a book I very much wanted to peruse, and checked, and it was available at our local library. I sat back and thought about our tiny book budget, and how often I have enjoyed wonderful books for free at the library.
Thanks so much for your daily ideas, which give so many creative ways to choose simplicity and gratitude.
I really like your blogs. This is a lovely post.
Very encouraging post!
Lovely ideas, Meredith--thank you.
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