This summer has been so sweet and simple and precious, but also, at times, difficult. I spent more time separated from community than I have in a while, and it was hard but I found Jesus there. And I'm not even surprised, because my lovely Jesus is always there. There were so many times when I was little when the wind would blow in my hair or the sun would shine on my face and I'd think, "hey! I wonder if that's God saying hello." But I'd shake those thoughts away as soon as they came, because how could God have time for a little girl? But now I realize that every time that happens, it really is sweet Jesus showing us his love.
And if we can find the love of Jesus everywhere, shouldn't we make it an exercise to do so? I never want to miss my Savior speaking (and I'm counting the times I've heard him clearly and responded with a firm "no" for a reason that shouldn't have mattered). So, I'm making an extra effort to take joy and pleasure in the little things.
The joys of this month are threefold:
1. Running - historically I have hated running, mostly because I'm terrible at it, but I've recently started running every other day and it's made a real difference in my attitude and health! I'm paying more attention to what I eat, and it's fun tracking my progress.
2. These awesome Everlane shoes - they're the first pair of flats I've actually liked, and (huge bonus), they were are steal. Thank you, Poshmark!
3. This blog - I wasn't so sure about starting a blog in the beginning, truthfully, but it has been an incredible outlet for creativity, and sparked incredible conversations with people, all of which I have savored.
So this turned out to be a pretty short post, but the point is that a small change in perspective can impact your life. I would encourage you to think of three things that you're thankful for this month, and recognize how Jesus fits in to those things. Because wherever he is, sweet humans, there is life and joy.
Have a fabulous week!