“In Your presence is fullness of Joy. In Your right hand there are pleasures forever more.” Psalm 16:11
My dear friends…I find Joy in almost everywhere I look.
Yes, there is sadness as we look at our world today and the unrest all around us! (The Ukrainians are always in my prayers as well as our fellow man here in America.)
But I find Joy in the smallest things….as well as the bigger picture.
The other day I had a few ladies in my home for our weekly Bible study and a comment was made about my living room decor.
Now, I must ask you a question.
Do you take your home for granted?
For example: do you enter a room daily and really not see it?
Sometimes we have to look through the eyes of others to see what is right in front of us.
You know the old saying: “Can’t see the forest for the trees?”
As the ladies were commenting about different parts of my living room decor, I started looking at it with ‘fresh eyes’ so to speak.
And obviously I liked what I saw or I would never have chosen this particular decor/color.
I mean IT IS PINK!
Pink was once a color that I sorta avoided.
Perhaps it is because of my red hair and I am from that ‘older generation’ that did not mix shades of the same color in clothing or home decor.
We would never have mixed stripes AND florals in our clothing and certain other colors like red and yellow.
We even had a poem about red and yellow, although I don’t remember it now.
I do love my pink decor,…. so much so that it extends into my kitchen, which is visible due to the open floor plan.
I chose the basic white sofa and chairs with the intent of being able to change out the seasons with the addition of pillows or accents, but I find myself drifting back to the pastel pink.
I find joy in this color.
So after my friends left, I went into my living room and sat down in my comfy chair…and I looked around the room, smiling as my eyes settled on different decor pieces.
I held the cute little pink bear in my lap, pressing on his foot as he sang songs and recited “The Lord’s Prayer”, his head bowing as he did so.
And I was so very grateful for my simple pink decor because it pleased me.
It brings me joy.
I was also remembering why or when I chose each particular piece and it brought me more Joy.
I have sat in that room many times and just didn’t see or appreciate the sentiments behind the pieces I had chosen.
I do change it up occasionally, but for the most part, I change it back to my original “concept” or “choices”.
I sometimes move the furniture around, but if company is coming, I move the furniture back to what I consider the best arrangement for the room.
Do you change up your rooms or do you find a decor/arrangement that works for you and you stick to it?
I remember my Mother would never consider moving her furniture around other than to clean under or behind.
But my Aunt moved her furniture around the room every week!
Well, whatever you do, I hope you find Joy in your home and it’s decor.
And if you find your home pleasing, I am almost certain your family finds it pleasing too.
Remember, if Mama ain’t happy…ain’t nobody happy. LOL
It really is the little things that mean the most, if we stop and take the time to look at it and appreciate it.
Joy is out there my friends, if we just look in the most obvious places.
Have a great and Blessed Day!