“Nature is the living, visible garment of God.” Goethe
Now I will never have to wonder again what God will be wearing tomorrow….a thought I have had since a child….”What does God wear every day?”
After coming across this quote yesterday I suddenly realized that the answer had been right in front of me my whole life…and yet I had missed it. Of course God dresses in garments of nature…beautiful, breathtaking nature…garments of His own design and creativity.
It makes me smile to think of God in human terms deciding what He will wear each day….ocean blue, magnolia green, gray Spanish Moss, yellow sunflowers, or brown earthy mountain tones. A different garment for eternity. God definitely dresses for success!
Sarah Ban Breathnach from her bestseller- Simple Abundance-starts her book by asking readers to “pick up the needle with me and make the first stitch on the canvas of your life….they are the golden threads of a simply abundant tomorrow.”
Breathnach makes the visualization, metaphorically, using six threads that can create abundant living by producing a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security.
- gratitude– after completing our inner spiritual journey we will discover that our mental and spiritual inventory of all we have…makes us very rich indeed.
- simplicity– the desire to clear out, pare down, and understand the basic essentials we need to live life abundantly
- order-after paring down a sense of order in our life begins to take over…replacing the earlier chaos in our personal lives
- harmony-provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty surrounding us each day
- beauty– then opens us up to joy…
- joy– the highest elation of sheer wonder and awe of life itself and our Creator
I have come to realize that simplicity works in every area of our lives…a bouquet of flowers is beautiful but after throwing out some dead flowers the other day…I left the last one blooming in the vase and it was more lovely now, by far, all by itself.
So until tomorrow…“Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
*I would love to dress in this shade of azaleas blooming beautifully in my front yard….the color is gorgeous!
Walsh was finally able to get the kids out Saturday ….a little chilly and breezy but the sun finally came out...Walsh took the kids on the Shem Creek Trails….lots of fun!