How Can I Not?

Do you ever have a day where you feel especially blessed and happy? That was me yesterday. I went to my local Aldi store to purchase almond milk and a couple produce items. At this store, you need to have a quarter to get a basket (which is returned when you return the cart). As I approached the baskets, a gentleman was getting a cart for him and his wife. He held out his hand and asked for my quarter. His wife smiled and told me he was getting a cart for me. It’s the little acts of kindness that lift my heart and make me smile all day!

Then after getting home, my youngest daughter called me. Now I do get calls from my middle and oldest daughters, but my youngest rarely phones. She was walking on her lunch hour and decided to chat with me! My spirits were so uplifted as we chatted for the next 45 minutes! After our chat, I felt motivated to make sure I add doing at least one act of kindness on a daily basis as part of my 75 day soft challenge. Even if it’s saying hello and smiling at a neighbor, a store clerk, or a stranger I meet on my outings. It might be a phone call just to say hi and I love you, or even a text.

Lift is short, and I have been so uplifted today and so thankful to God. Every time I think of Him and His goodness, I smile. How can I not?

Morning Inspiration – A Beautiful Sunday

Good Sunday morning! My view is so beautiful this morning! God’s hand swept across the landscape and created a perfect blue sky above the green fullness of the trees surrounding the pond area. A perfect day to go to church to worship and spill out my heart filled with gratitude for the past week. As this new week begins, I’m anticipating a visit from my daughter who lives in another state. What a beautiful mother’s day present she is giving me with the joy of her presence after a year and a half of absence.

Lifting my cup of tea and sending up a prayer that all who read this will be truly blessed this day and that each will recognize the blessings.