Monday, June 3, 2013
Have you ever noticed how flowers wake up? No moans, groans, regrets or sad faces for them, they just can't wait for the day to begin! Like children waking up to the last day of school or a long awaited beach trip, their perky little heads pop out of slumber each morning with a fresh-faced zest for life!
Some don't even bother to comb their hair...they just let the wispy strands stand straight out.
Others don't turn on a light... they're already beaming.
A few wake up absolutely silly, laughing hysterically at silent jokes you've never heard.
Even the sleepyheads greet the day with subdued grace and thankful hearts.
They're just filled with joy and they can hardly believe the dark night is over and a new bright and brilliant day has come. Oh, the sunshine feels so good and they almost think they are dreaming! If they had little mouths, they'd be laughing and if they had little tongues, they be filled with joy. They've obviously been reading one of our favorite quotes:
"We were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy... the Lord has done great things for us!" Psalms 126:2
These joy-filled flowers inspire us every morning to anticipate and celebrate the good things in life. Regardless of how dark their night has been, flowers greet each day with fresh- faced gratitude ... and their silent language of thank-you ushers in a morning mist of grace.
Living with gratitude and grace,
The Velvet Lime Girls