This is a surprise post. I was at a women's Bible study last Tuesday. One of the ladies there had printed out Ann Voskamps "A Year of Graces" from her site A Holy Experience. Click here if you would like to visit. She also printed a copy of January's Joy Dare, even though we're in February :) :) So when I went home I printed out the Joy Dare for February. I've decided that one of the things I want to foster this year is an attitude of gratitude for the small and big things. Each day is filled with different things to look for. Today is:
"3 gifts that were surprises - unexpected grace":
The first surprise was receiving this beautiful card with a quilted teacup on the front from my sweet friend Dorothy. Click here if you'd like to visit her blog, Notes from Mémère. I love all things vintage, including quilts.
The second surprise came when I opened the card. There was a lovely bag of Scripture tea. I won't open it till I'm ready to drink it. When I do, I'll let you know what Scripture verse is on the tag:
The third unexpected surprise came when I saw what was on the back of the card. This made it even more special, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE vintage things. When I saw that this was a repurposed quilt, I immediately wondered about the person who lovingly put the fabric pieces together. Now I have a piece of that quilt, an unexpected blessing:
These are the unexpected gifts that I've found today...so far. I just had to share this with you all right away. I couldn't wait.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing about what I spent this week. I think I might of went a little overboard, but it's all a learning process. There was one item that I stocked up on.....well, actually it was two items. More on that tomorrow, too.
That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs, Heather :)