Living one day at a time doesn’t just mean dealing with each day’s specific troubles. It also means savoring its special blessings.
As a little break from the heavy stuff, today I’m sharing some beauties with which God has blessed me in the past week, amid the snow-and-ice storms, the evil news from abroad and nearby, and the issues that require concerted prayer and serious thought.
Disclaimer, first: I don’t have a very “green thumb.” Black-and-blue is more like it. However, through the generosity of friends and husband, God gave me a few plants—along with some “bloom-booster flower food” and tips on how to care better for these growing things.
Result this month: a phenomenal delight! For some odd reason, two different cacti have bloomed a second time this winter,
simultaneously with the amaryllis a friend gave me for Christmas, and the nearly miraculous comeback and brave flower production of the kalanchoe I nearly killed over the past five years.
Meanwhile, the leaves of the coleus I dug up to overwinter inside are still showing their true color, as I keep pinching off the blooms (the way a good indoor gardener does…)
So even this bleak season has spring-like touches to offer: refreshing little color oases in the black-and-white of winter’s onslaught.
I hope they cheer you as they did me, especially if you need a reprieve from relentless weather.
Much of this day’s other “good stuff,” like these flowers, will be gone tomorrow, or at least sometime next week. Part of living one day at a time–the most positive part–consists in enjoying, not missing, the beauties of the moment.
So as I venture forth through today’s hours, I want to keep alert to all their beauties and blessings as well as their spiritual challenges. Join me! And see what blessings you can spot today!