Sometimes I don’t feel like the awesome self that God created me to be.
Sometimes, even when I’m writing posts about Being Grateful, trying my best to make you laugh, and trying my best to make me laugh at myself, I can’t pretend to feel like everything is perfect.
But that’s okay. I gave up perfectionism quite awhile ago and exchanged it for a life of living with as much authenticity as I can, and it is a much easier way to live.
So when I’m feeling a little frustrated that this broken wrist of mine makes it hard to create or write, or even type . . . when slowing down allows feelings I’ve been burying with busyness to surface and reminds me of how much I miss friends I left behind . . . wayyy over on the opposite side of the country . . . it’s okay.
It’s good to feel sadness over being so far from people that I love.
It reminds me that I’ve been blessed with good, good friends . . .
. . . and family who I love more dearly than they can fathom.
So when I’m forced to slow down and the feelings arise I embrace the sadness, thanking God for the many people He’s placed in my life that have brought me such joy . . . and thanking God for the new friendships He’s developing here in this, our new community.
Last week, since I couldn’t paint or construct or sit typing for very long I went to a favorite new place here in Greenville, SC.
TWIGS is a wonderful home and garden shop where I like to go to soak in beautiful displays and be amazed at the creativity of others.
Isn’t it over-the-top stunning?
I also snapped a few photos of the display that greets you as you walk in the front door.
Do you see the bushels of mini-watermelons? This store always brings a great big smile to my face!
I’ll be in a cast for at least five more weeks so you may see the posts slowing down a bit. While my mind is full of ideas, my right hand isn’t cooperating very well and typing is a SLOW and somewhat painful process.
I hope you were inspired today by some fabulous Easter decor. For more ideas check out my Pinterest board: Spring/Easter Ideas I think you’ll love it!