Saturday, June 6, 2015

Beautiful Things

Beautiful things.  What is beautiful in your life?  Is it a favorite outfit?  Maybe a wedding ring?  Or is it your home?  Maybe a piece of glassware that has been passed down through your family?  Beautiful things are all around us - and we take so many of them for granted.  Many times we think beautiful things are just that - things....something tangible...something that we own.  But the most beautiful things in life are those that we can't really touch or own - but things that are given freely to us because we just don't deserve them.  You've experienced it I'm sure - a smile when you're having a bad day....a friendship that spans years and years...a rainbow after a storm...the kindness of a stranger...and most importantly - God's unfailing love.  The most beautiful things can't be bought.  In a conversation today I was talking with someone about two people I have never met that I try to encourage but yet in the end - they bless me.  They haven't given me a thing - except their appreciation and they friendship.  Those are beautiful things.

I encourage you to be a beautiful part of someone's life today.  Send them a card and tell them how much they mean to you.  Or leave a note for your waitress along with the tip - telling her that you appreciate her service.  There are so many little ways to lift someones spirit...to show some kindness.  And I promise you one thing...you will be more blessed than the person you are trying to bless.

So what am I going to do today?  Well, this card is going out in the mail today....


The papers were from my stash and the image is from Deedee's Digis.  You can find it here: 
My card is heading off in the mail today to a very special lady.  
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
And hopefully this will encourage YOU:


Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!!

10 comments:

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

chingaling ling said...

I totally agree with you about being kind to others. Another lovely card Zella.

Lynn McAuley said...

The beautiful thing in my life today: my husband cleaned the kitchen to allow me to rest.

What an adorable vintage image on this sweet card, Zella!

God bless you!

Wanda Rohlfing said...

Beautiful words and an equally beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

maureenjscott said...

Lovely post, great card,thanks for sharing! Thanks for joining our 'For the Girls' challenge at LOC this week, Mo xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- and how do I love your write up- so true! So often the best things in life- are not things! Bless you for making someone's day special!

Stephanie said...

This is so adorable, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

Cindy Jones said...

Very nice! Great Job!

Tracey Fehr said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful blog post Zella!
Hugs,
Tracey

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a sweet card. After being unemployed for 8 months I'm making thank you cards to the abundance of friends and sweet family who supported me whether calling to check on me, financially and getting me out of the house. Be blessed!