This week has been full of big break-throughs and small feats!
I covered all the windows in my house in the past weekend. This may seem like a small thing to you, but I've only attempted this chore one other time, and it did not work out so good for me. The past years I've asked the person living upstairs to do it, he was handy and so it worked out well, however, he got hitched and so now I'm left to do that stuff on my own. I just finished the last one minutes ago. It seemed to me like I just stood on the top of Mt. Everest.
I changed the flapper in my toilet. Anything associated with plumbing, I haven't shy'ed away from, I've run screaming! So that was cool too. Yesterday, the trap thingy came loose while I was doing dishes, water everywhere. It was a simple fix, I did it myself. AND I thought, well, it probably needed to be cleaned out under here anyway, so it was a good excuse ;)
Every Sunday I stop at the corner of Mack and I-75 and pick up a paper. They cost $1.50. I pay $4-5 depending on how much I have in my wallet. I save about 3-5times the amount I pay in coupons so I'm happy to help. You know, it may seem insignificant, but 'my paper guy' is always happy, and he never remembers, I actually like it that way because I love the smile on his face when I say 'have a good day'.
I also stop at the Starbucks at the corner of Mack & Woodward to get my Venti Hot water to put my Wild Orange Tea in. I always keeps a couple bucks in my pocket for no one in particular. Whoever gets there first. Last week, one guy - we can call him Sam was there, and the moment I turned around, he was gone. Under my breath I always say 'in the name of Jesus' and pray for whoever God blesses me to give to. You see, I'll tell you the truth, sometimes I have a hard time giving to beggers. But my 'empty bucket' friends always say 'in the name of Jesus' and somehow those small words, make a big difference in my life.
What if we approached all little things with big praise? And genuine BIG excitement. What if we saw miracles in just sitting down to eat, or being blessed enough to pay 3times what the paper cost? Or that silly tape that is so much easier to work with in window coverings.
What if that is where we find peace, love, joy? In the small yet significant things.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” - Psalm 136:1,26