I just wanted to give some encouragement for the new year and try to lift some spirits or keep the ones high that are already lifted up!
Essentially I wanted to share a story with you about a pretty shawl I purchased- you know, a wrap or big scarf.
Well, I found this really interesting shawl and it is a kinda reddish/pinkish color. At first I thought it was a throw- like a small blanket or something else...The tag was missing but it was in perfect condition, not even a thread was pulled. So I thought that if I can get it at a good price I will use it for something even if I use it for something other than its original purpose! Score, got it DIRT cheap. It would be too insulting for me to tell you how much.
Before I knew the company name, I was considering using it as a table cloth or under the Christmas tree as the skirt or for whatever I thought it would function well as. Now that I know that it is in fact a wrap from a store with a good reputation, I have been wearing it with a whole new zeal. OK, so you ready for the lesson in all this? It made me think of how we can value or devalue ourselves so easily. Unless someone acknowledges us personally or we receive some accolade, we sometimes think we are not important. Sometime though, we need to peek at our necks and see the tags that we are made with and realize we were divinely created and DO have a sense of purpose and a great plan for our lives!
I am finding out mine. Have you discovered yours? What is it? Who's neck have you peeked at lately?