Once upon a sunny day, I opened the creaking lid to my paint-layered mailbox to find this:
Concealed in a nondescript white card envelope, she shyly held her beauty. Curious, I tore away the paper. And once unveiled, she revealed her grace.
Roses flanking the outer edges, a sweet nosegay of colorful forget-me-nots holding the center; with the first sign of spring, a single red tulip, drawing the eye inward. Gorgeous.
And the script penned inside? A note of thanks. Gratitude for a small act of kindness done simply and in love.
She now rests on a spring green plate speckled with brown which has always reminded me of the pattern of an egg. Which bird's egg, I'm not quite sure. I couldn't even tell you if one exists but in my imagination. But there they are together, a sweet pair; card and plate welcoming spring and joy and all that is to smile about in life.
To give thanks is truly a blessing.
Where is your heart today? Are you grateful?
Take a few moments today and write that card of thanksgiving you have been meaning to write. Send a thankful email, text or message to someone. Pick up the phone and call someone with a word of gratitude. Look in the eyes of another and say thank you.
And in all these things, recognize that all good gifts come from the Father above, who does not change like shifting shadows, but tends us as the sheep of His pasture. And thank Him.
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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