I am not accustomed to living in any sort of luxury by any means…I drive an old jeep without a proper heating system, I have no collection of jewels, I shop wisely….I am a practical gal. I joked with my husband that he should be glad I wanted a sewing machine and a saw and not diamonds for Christmas!!! I simply couldn’t see all the wonderful things in front of me. I saw what was lacking instead of what I had. God worked through me at this time and helped me to see what I had. I noticed just how blessed I am. My treasure is not in material things, but in love, my family, my faith. What more could I want?
I am really loving my new appreciation and conentment felt for what I have and what I am blessed with. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for me and through me! I am now able to see all that I have and I am enjoying being thankful for it. Rather than see a small house, Iam noticing how cozy it is. I also see how I can enjoy decorating and fixing up what I already have. I love being able to plan projects and have a continual stream of ideas to make what I have fit with what I like. I am having fun with furniture, arranging my home, and trying new ideas at my home. I am discovering my creative side which is really fun!
I am also having fun redoing things I have such as this dresser shown below. When I got it, it was not pretty, but had amazing potential! I fixed it up a bit and painted it and gave it a bit of love. I added some nice hardware as well. This was a piece perfect for Ana’s bedroom! It was fun to make it new and in being content with it rather than desiring new. I think it is perfect. I can truely say in all regards that I am satisfied. Seek contentment with what the Lord has given – He has blessed us all richly!
|another diamond in the rough – Ana’s dresser – so sweet just like her!|