Monday, July 12, 2010
A Precious Window Box
Guest Artist: Linda
When I first saw this picture of Linda’s on her blog, I hoped that it would be part of our sharing here one day. And she was so kind to let us enjoy it!
The care that she put into planting this window box is in itself a gift to our Creator--it lets Him know that she is thankful for something as wonderful as flowers surrounding her home. It means that she is willing to put the time into something that brings joy to others...and isn’t that what life is all about?
After Hurricane Katrina, my husband and I were renovating a home. We worked so hard for 9 months. Half-way through the renovation, I said, “I don’t want to wait anymore. I need to plant flowers. It will make the children in the neighborhood feel happy that things are getting back to normal.” And so, we planted them.
Sometimes it is the efforts we make with no thought of return that are the most rewarding. You see, Linda planted her window box and had no idea when she did it that so many individuals would be able to enjoy it.
I wonder how many things you will do today with no thought of return that will bring joy to others. When you wipe a tear, listen to a friend, or help a loved one, those are all the small bits of happiness that make life worth living.
I think that is also true in the world of blogging. Sometimes I’ve typed so much my hands ache, and yet, I think to myself, “Oh, I know that person would feel so happy to read a positive comment to brighten her day.” Sometimes one cheerful sentiment on a blog or in person can be just what an individual needs to feel good. In that manner, we can spread the joy and peace that the Lord has placed in our hearts.
In the future, if you ever wonder if something is worth doing, just remember this window box and continue to spread happiness to others.
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 9:14 PM