This morning I am filled with joy & thankfulness to God. Like this psalm says, He is good & we are blessed when we take refuge in Him. Many people think of blessings as tangible goods ... a nice house, a closet full of clothes, a new car etc. These things are indeed blessings when they come from the Lord, but I am most happy & thankful when I think about the intangible blessings He gives us! Many people don't even give a second thought to these kinds of blessings. Being able to dress myself in the mornings, get up from a chair to go into the kitchen to make myself a cup of tea, brushing my own teeth, washing myself, & wiping myself after I go to the bathroom. I have a friend who is unable to do these things, yet she still recognizes blessings in her life. I can see, I can hear, I can walk, I can stitch, I can do my own laundry, I can feed myself. When you start thinking about them, our blessings are endless!
I received a blessing the other day that I would like to share with you.
Designer: Bent Creek
Design: Got Carrot? Zipper Kit
Fabric & floss: As provided in kit
Pillow finish by Myra
I stitched this cute little design last year & sent it to Myra for finishing along with several ornaments I had stitched. I told her I was in no rush for this little pillow. She informed me last week that it was in the mail, but she didn't tell me that she wasn't charging me for it! She wanted me to have it as a gift! Isn't it adorable? That rusty tin snowflake really sets it off, don't you think? I stitched it a little differently than charted. I like this design so much that I think I'm going to scale it down & stitch it again as an ornament : )
Today is SAL day with Sally so after I pop the laundry into the dryer, I will be sitting down in my recliner to stitch & think about more blessings. I encourage you to think about your own blessings today & maybe even share a few : )