My problem is I am crafty but not creative. There is a HUGE difference. I am good at making things but not so good with coming up with the ideas for the things. I struggle to see things in a new way. An old window is just an old window to me until I see something cool done with it. That is why I love craft classes and magazines and those HGTV shows. Give me the idea and I can run with it.
But right now I am seeing something else in a new way. Something that I thought was tried and over done. Right now I am seeing thankfulness in a new way. That is kind of funny considering the fact that "everyone" has talked about it for years. Gratitude journals take up entire shelves at the local Christian book store. The idea that we are to be grateful for all things in something we hear all the time. As a matter of fact it has been done and talked about so much that if I hear someone talking about it or see a book about it I think "Yeah Yeah be grateful ...got it".
I am captivated (my mind is literally as it is pretty much all I am thinking about right now) by her idea that thankfulness for the small silly things in life as well as the big amazing things is truly really what life is all about. That it is the highest form of worship. That it is the only way to true joy. That it is the greatest of all gifts we can give our children.... to be thankful in all things. I know it is all a growing process. You don't plant a garden and get fruit the next day. I see how with this 30 Days of Thankfulness the soil of my soul was being tilled and weeded and prepared so that I wouldn't read the title of the book Heather suggested and say "Great another book on gratitude".I am not sure how long it will take for this to grow. What I do know is that I know what seeds were planted and I am sure of the eventual outcome.