Holding up my glove and trying to catch this!!!

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I pulled into my friend's driveway a week or so ago and this was hanging on her deck!!!!

It was her Mother's Day gift from her husband!

I had to jump out and take a picture!  I loved it!

I remember being on Nick's Make A Wish trip last June to the Bahamas and simply adoring all of the island people!  They were so relaxed, happy, carefree!  I bought a shirt that says, "I'm on island time."

What is it about an island that makes everything seem so much simpler?

Maybe it's the ocean on all sides, the blue water, the white sand, the palm trees waving....I remember asking one employee in the water park if he ever got stressed about anything.  He grinned, lifted his arms into the air, and said, "This is my job!"  As if he were saying, "How could I?!?!  I work in a vacation-dream world!"

The amazing part about their spirit to me was that fact that most of the workers had very little in terms of material possessions.  Their joy came from something other than "climbing the ladder to success."  Their joy came from simply embracing every day for the wonder it had in store!

Lord, help me to see each day as a day full of wonders!  Keep my glove always open and ready to catch an island attitude right here in Kentucky!  You created every part of the earth for your glory!  Keep me in awe of the beauty that surrounds me.  Keep me content.    In Jesus' Name.

Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
   "Never will I leave you;
      never will I forsake you."

Phil. 4:12

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.



4 Comments:

Perfect....I sooo needed that today amid the chaos of getting ready to move...THANK YOU! I leave tomorrow morn for the great state of Ohio!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entry made me laugh a little. I have seen the island spirit myself, but also, for myself and the rest of my youth group, Grayson,KY is the place where stress doesn't happen. When we come down to KCU for Summer In the Son, we come down for one of the most relaxing places we know. I'm hoping you can catch the relaxed, happy and carefree spirit of the country :)

I know what you mean about Grayson! It really is pretty stress-free, but I guess no matter where you live things can get "stressful" in your own little world of day-to-day life issues.......I just loved the flag! It made me remember the people of the Bahamas. :) Maybe I'll see you at Summer in the Son?!?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The flag was awesome, and so fun that it reminded you of the Bahamas!!! Sadly, no more SITS for me, I'm too old, but I actually go to KCU for school... :) Praying for you daily!

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