"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday's Unexpected Beauty

You know how tired you can be on Monday mornings and sometimes feel you have to drag yourself out of bed after a busy weekend?  Plus, it was a dreary, rainy day outside this morning and no sunshine to perk me up. The urge to drink coffee in the mornings has never been for me. (oh, but I do love chai, just not first thing in the a.m.)

 Before getting out of bed, I thanked God for the day he had given to me and asked Him to guide and use me.  As I looked out of the kitchen window, I saw such a beautiful sight! In the lilac bush were 2 big and gorgeous blue jays plus a beautiful crimson colored cardinal. It was as if they were playing a game with one another, hopping from one branch to the next. It made me realize that we don't need everything to be perfect in order for our day to be colorful!!  Sometimes I think it all has to be perfect first, but it doesn't. Simply being that special person God created us to be and being thankful for who we are in Him, is all we need in order to shine in a dreary world. I believe God placed those beautiful birds in that tree just for me this morning.  I think He put them there to simply say "Hi LeeAnn. I am looking forward to our day together and it's going to be glorious!"

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  
Are you not much more valuable then they?"
Matthew 6:26

 May your day be a tweedledee, tweedy tweet tweet kind of day!



Martha Lever said...

Hello Lee Ann! Thank you so much for you sweet comment on my blog and I SO enjoyed cruising through yours! I will come back often. Love your art!

Heart2Heart said...

Lee Ann,

What a beautiful and truthful post can be found in the words I read today! Too often we expect things to be a certain way, instead of accepting the day as God has given it to us. Whatever happens during that day, God is still in charge of it all.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

AMEN! Great post. I just jumped over from my friend, Mary's blog. You have a great blog. I joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.
Blessings, andrea