Today is Lovely

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. {Anne Frank}

My soul, praise Yahweh, and all that is within me, praise His holy name. My soul, praise the Lord, and do not forget all His benefits. He forgives all your sin; He heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from the Pit; He crowns you with faithful love and compassion. He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle. {Psalm 103:1-5}

Have you ever just had a bad day? Maybe you failed a test. Maybe an old friend wasn’t talking to you. Maybe your mom and you weren’t seeing eye-to-eye when it came to your fashion choices. Sometimes the whole day is not going your way, sometimes it’s just five minutes that seemingly ruin the rest of it. Either way, I’m sure you’ve had a day like one of these. It happens to every one of us. When bad days do happen, though, there’s a truth that you need to remember.

You still have reason to celebrate.

Pick up your feet, dear! Lift up your eyes! There are reasons to dance. There are reasons to throw confetti (though not actually, because if we’re honest, it gets everywhere, and eventually you have to pick it up). There are still reasons for you to smile and think ” Today is a good day “.

Life is beautiful. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. {Ecclesiastes 3:11}

From the overwhelming sweetness of a cupcake, the messy joy of glitter, everything in life is a happy miracle. Learn to find the beauty in small things, such as a C. S. Lewis quote, a text from a loving best friend, the color blush, a handful of delicate flowers, the feeling of a hot shower, the night sky, the memory of a wedding, the existence of chocolate ice cream, and everything in between. The calming effect of pastels. The possibilities in new art supplies. Polaroid cameras. A person you admire; people who inspire you. The goodness of our Lord. The weird cuteness of tiny bugs. The plain pattern of a tiled floor. Colorful shapes. All things of today are wondrous things – don’t forget that.

Stop right now and simply enjoy. Allow yourself to breathe. Take it all in.

Dear, when hard days wear you out, and all you can think of is a cup of coffee, being left alone, or simply getting through the hours and finally falling asleep, don’t forget how loved you are. Don’t forget how valued you are. Don’t forget how treasured you are. Don’t forget how beautiful your day actually is. Look up to the heavens, and thank the Lord! He has made everything lovely, wonderful, and unique in its own way; especially you.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. {Psalm 139:14}

Search for the beauty in everything.

(Including yourself.)

You are loved!


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