It was through these sub-headings that I found the current song on my blog.
I *love* it ~ it totally makes me smile when I open up the page. I love listening to the tone and depth of the clarinet. I love the groove. It just makes me smile.
And I'm beginning to think I need to do more around here to make me smile. Little things that I *love* around the house - afterall, this *is* my domain. It should make me smile whenever I walk through the door. Things don't have to be perfect or expensive ~ they just have to be unique little diddies that make me smile.
A crocheted blankie in someone's favorite colors, a funky skirt I pulled together out of extra fabric in my stash, a chipped yet wonderful BIG coffee cup I *love* to use, my children's pictures as our "artwork" on the walls.
Things WE love. You don't have to, it's not your house nor your life. No one really has to love it but me and my dh (and our babies can pick things they love too). I never really thought I cared all that much what other people thought...
Yet being a PW, I think it has negatively affected me in this way. I started caring (maybe just too much) what other people think. I mean, yes, I realize people in the church (and some outside the church) will look more critically at us. Comes with the territory, I guess. But the thing is, this is our beautiful life - one the Lord has given to us, and I believe He wants us to love it, to enjoy it, to smile at it. My smiles have been absent as of late. I spent too much time thinking about whether "other" people thought. *sigh* I honestly don't think the Lord would have that for my life.
So I'm starting here at my blog. No, it's not the latest pop Christian song. No, it's not the most critically acclaimed jazzy-fusion funk number. It's just something I heard that I really like. It something that makes me smile.