May 25, 2011

{ Thankful }

It is sad to admit but sometimes it takes a disaster like all of these tornadoes, earthquakes and heatwaves to humble us.....Think about it, do you wake up EVERY day and say, "Thank you Lord for your abundant love. Thank you for all that you have provided me. Thank you for my good health. Thank you for my family and friends."? Speaking for myself, I know I don't thank God EVERY day and I know I should. My new goal is to wake up every day and say, "Thank you Lord" whether that be right when I wake up, on my drive to work, or when I close my eyes at night in bed. The Bible tells us, "16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I have so so much to be thankful for, and I am, I guess I just need to tell the man upstairs a little more often.

Another takeaway, in light of these natural disasters recently, is that I am thankful for the little things. Material possessions are nice but they don't make us truly happy nor do we take them with us when we leave this temporary home. The small things are what count like laughing with my husband till we cry remembering something funny, playing with our dog and knowing that it makes him happy, sharing a meal with family, or helping someone in need.

Okay, I'm done with my soap box...

Here is one of { The Small Things } that makes me smile!

Where I work we work in boring grey cubes. Don't get me wrong I LOVE having my own personal cube, but they are sooo drab and boring with their grey walls and grey carpet. If you know me then you know I spiffed mine up! Yes, I said spiffed. Coming to work is just that much more enjoyable with a little color and fun in your cube! All it takes is a little pop of colored fabric, a few cute accents and some nifty supplies! Yes, I also said nifty.

So without further adieu here is my new and improved cube!


 Cute butterfly accents and only a dollar each at Hobby Lobby!
 Cute little notebooks with scripture to remind me


And there you have it, one Happy non-boring cube! Now go "spiff" up something in your life and remember to say, "Thank you."