I remember when life felt joyless and painful. I remember the first week I started my blog to record what it could mean to live with flair. I wanted to sip beauty out of ordinary days. I wanted to worship Jesus and escape from myself. So I wrote about pleasure and whimsy and wonder every single day. It was a tiny trickle that led me to an ocean.
Today, I found myself rejoicing over the joy and gratitude I felt over a popsicle on a hot day. It was a pineapple popsicle. I drank water with ice cubes. I felt so thankful for ice cubes. I told God about the blessing of seeing the blessing, the blessing of knowing that it didn’t have to be this way.
When I thank God for popsicles and ice cubes, it becomes easier to live a whole day of gratitude for every simple thing He gives.