April 30, 2009

Pure Grace...

Last night, I was sitting thinking about the events of the day. I accomplished a lot. I was cleaning house...in more ways than one. I scrubbed blinds, washed windows and baseboards, and vacuumed carpets (even though we only have a few, as most of our house is tiled).

Cleaning house also helps me clear my head. I thought about the relationships in my life and the friends and family I love so well. Both near and far away, they sustain me when times are difficult. I'm not going to bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that I had a lot of stuff rolling around in my head yesterday!

So, as I was sitting and thinking last night, I notice my legs were dry (yeah, well). The name of the perfume and cream that I currently use - and love - is called Pure Grace, by philosophy. I have about five products in their line and what I used last night is the body butter. (Don't we all love butter in all its forms?) I grabbed a container of cream that I've used many times before, but for a change, I read the label. I want to share with you what I read. It's something that brought me great comfort at the end of a long day of cleaning and thinking.

"One of the best tools for longevity and good health is not just taking a walk outdoors, but taking your walk while holding the hand of God. When we walk in gratitude for each and every moment, we empower ourselves by empowering our spirits. When we breath in nature through our eyes, ears and lips, we become certain that not only are our souls eternal, but that God knows how to manage our lives, our troubles, our worries and our days better than we do. So today and every day "let go and let God".

Was it a coincidence that I now read this message? I couldn't believe that God was speaking to me through a body cream! (But don't we know that He's always where you least expect Him to be?) It was a perfect way for me to end my day, but as I write this to you, my friends, I see that this message is a perfect way to start my day, too.

I hope you find comfort in these words as I did, and that you have an empowered and blessed day. I'm going out for a walk now. We'll chat again soon.

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Zieknits said...

Lovely! Thank you for this. On body cream -- who'da thunk it? :)

Lately, I've been constantly reminded of some simple/profound truths. In the recent past, that truth was "Love" as the greatest commandment. Now, it seems to be "Trust". When it keeps happening over and over, I've learned to pay attention!

Last Sunday, the sermon was on 1John3, about being children of God right now...even though "it has not yet been revealed what we will be".

Pastor talked about John being okay with not knowing the whole story. iow, trusting God.

I instantly had the image of a small child holding her Father's hand, or being snuggled in bed, secure in the knowledge that people who love her are close by and "in control" (in her eyes).

I wonder if that's partly what Jesus meant by saying we need to have the faith of a child. :)

Love the blog, Donna. Thanks again.

deece said...

Thanks so much for your comment. Isn't it wonderful how the "story" all fits together?
I'm glad you're here - and that you contribute. You make me better with your insight.
Hugs,
Donna

Anonymous said...

Donna,
I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring your blog. When I came across the slide-show of your studio, I thought, surely, I had fallen down the rabbit's hole ;~)
Smooches...Krisann

deece said...

Krisann:
Thanks for today's laugh! See you Monday, Kid.
Smooches Back!
Donna

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