Category Archives: giving

Color Me Content

Beauty in the day: is it wrong for me to say it’s the (slightly) cooler temperatures? I have to give my doggie hot compresses – and he was not happy! But we’ve gotten it worked out now, and his trip to the vet was successful. I didn’t get the glowing report I was hoping for, but it was still positive, nonetheless. I got some things accomplished, and best of all, it was payday today! Oh wait – best of all, I had 60 cents per gallon off on my gas today! Oh wait – best of all, I had a fun text session with a group of fun people from work. Oh wait – best of all, NO WORK TOMORROW, OR FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. *smiling*

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Blessed by Association

Beauty in the day: sometimes people do good things for people that you love. For me, when that happens, it feels like they are doing something for my family. This means my fam is getting the love right now. Thanks, people who do good things for the people that I love. ❤️

The Giver

imageBeauty in the day: an old family friend found this long-ago picture of my dad. I remember the story of the bright orange jaguar. We had moved to Alaska, and my dad had flown down to California to visit some friends. I don’t recall the reason, but it had something to do with our church – my dad was a pastor. So anyway, I just remember when he got home from the trip, and he recounted the story of his transportation while he was there. One of the friends from our church back in Cali told him that he would provide him with a car to drive, so there would be no need to rent one. The Jag is what he loaned to him. My dad had a great time driving around in that. I have no memory of that. I wasn’t there. My memory is of my dad telling us about the wonderful generosity of the man that loaned it, and of the way that generosity made me feel about giving. I distinctly remember being in awe of the guy that loaned the car – he gave my dad his best. I found – and find – that to be inspiring.