Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dew Drops – Joy in Simple Things




I am really and truly “simple”.   I don’t need fancy things and I don’t have the “keeping up with the Jones” mentality.  It really doesn’t bother me if I don’t get a birthday or anniversary card from my husband.  I just want him to help me do the stuff around here I can’t do.  I often remind him….”you are pretty lucky, you know, most women would get mad if you didn’t buy them flowers or cards”  This is true…I use to work with plenty of women who demanded that their husbands or boyfriends bought them this or that…or took them here or there….if they didn’t – they would get mad and pout.   I just wanted to let him know that he could have picked one of those types… (smile). 

Don’t get me wrong, I like flowers and cards.  But, I would rather have an old rusty piece of something to put in my garden that he picked up at an auction for a $1 or so.  Or have him – like he did do for me this year – dig out my raised beds (again) and help me weed thru the quack roots (again) so I can plant some stuff.  We really work together as a team – and we make a good one too.  I’m so thankful for him and that Jesus had him picked out just for me – He knew what I needed.

I was walking around my yard the other day, taking pictures of stuff to put on here, and I saw my hosta leaves…how pretty with that drop of dew on them.  Even the little specks of dirt in the drop.  I wonder how many times in a day we neglect to look at the smallest things and see beauty.  Or, even be thankful for it.  I am reminded of a song we sang at church years ago…”From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised”  Psalms 113:3  Help me Lord to be thankful in ALL things and to see the beauty of your creation, even as small as the dew drops.  Blessings from Wisconsin!

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