I love to read blogs.
It really gets me inspired to see people living life authentically.
This one particular blog (Young House Love) really sets me on fire! They inspire me, not only with their creativity, but with their genuine peace about life. They are a couple that seems to just have so much fun together and they make love and marriage and parenting look easy cheezy. :) I think that if we were neighbors we would be great friends.
Moving on from my ridiculous infatuation with these two, I wanted to share with you a link to a recent blog Sherry posted. She is over the moon about a secret note that someone (previous owners, I suppose) left for the new owners (John and Sherry) to discover. I had never heard of this! I've heard of time capsules, which I guess is sort of similar, but not hidden notes! She even said that she and John left one in their previous house. (They recently bought this new house as they were outgrowing their old one and were ready to take on new adventures in home renovation)
Last night I had a weepy midnight moment as I was suddenly aware of how small I am in this big world. It wasn't one of those "duh" moments as I, obviously, have known all along that my life is just one small thread in this cosmic tapestry of human existence. But you know how sometimes, you just really need the encouragement, whether it be words of affirmation or physical touch, you just ache for that affirmation from the heavens above that you are where you ought to be. And if you aren't, then gosh darnit, keep trying! You can do it!
Funny enough, this afternoon during naptime, while I am multitasking work, laundry, etc., I skim my blogroll and see Sherry's joyful headline "We found a Note hidden in our house!!"
And this is the note she found (copied directly from her blog):
May today bring you peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are both of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
Now, being a woman of faith, believing that my salvation reigns in the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, these words cheered me up GREATLY. I've been so moody these past few days, feeling sorry for some unknown reason other than I am a crazy selfish person needing attention. (not really, but I FELT like it) I was suddenly overwhelmed by how ridiculous my woe-be-gone mood has been. There is NOT a single thing right now in my life that I shouldn't be thankful for and the Lord uses people on my blogroll to encourage me! How cool is that?? I ought to live life with GREAT hope, certain of my place in this world, because I was made with tender love and was known before I was even in my mother's womb.
But you know how it is. Being human, and what not. Imperfection goes with the job of living.
But today the Lord provided a blessing in John and Sherry's home's previous tenant. :) I was encouraged and motivated and hopefully this fuzzy doomy and gloomy Jade has packed her bags.
And I'm painting my kitchen and living room tonight, so that will cheer me up too. :) Nothing like some fresh paint on the walls and a lovely artist's print I recently acquired to bring one out of a foul disposition.
Happy Friday, everyone.
oh and PS. Do check out Young House Love. They are ultra-fabulous and always bring a smile to my lips anytime I read their bloggity blog blog.