A sweet friend paid me a very nice compliment this week.
She said “You do a great job capturing the simple, but wonderful, things in life.”
How kind is that? I wanted to earn that compliment, so my eyes were open all week for the simple and wonderful things.
Like the darling kitty who found his way into our house and heart after he was abandoned in the middle of winter on the side of the road.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
A simple quilt I made after collecting Rachel Ashwell fabrics off ebay for years. . .
and new fabrics for a new quilt; and the fact that Mr. Marvelous stood in line at the fabric store, balancing exactly 16 bolts of fabric in one of those tiny JoAnn shopping carts, just for me.
Oh Mr. Marvelous . . .
and fresh basil from the farmers’ market . . .
and the starfish candle I bought on my lunch break, cheering up an otherwise dull Thursday afternoon, for exactly $2.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.
And oh the first watermelon of the summer!
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.
May your eyes be open . . . always. . . to the simple things . . .