this simple red bowl signifies blessing, signifies friendship, signifies encouragment, and dreams ~ yes, all of these things are contained in this simple red bowl
in the back of our church sits a woman.
in the back of our church sits a woman whom is blessed.
whenever someone asks her, “how are you today?” she responds, “blessed. i am blessed.”
i always kind of thought it was a cop-out – an all too “super-spiritual, too hyper-religious attitude towards life. i thought to myself, “surely this woman has got to have a bad day. surely she is sometimes just fine. i mean really, who is blessed ALL the time?”
this week, though, i realized that i am.
i am blessed.
i am blessed . i am blessed. i am blessed.
i am blessed with health. i am blessed with family. i am blessed with community. i am blessed with children. i am blessed a job that i LOVE. i am blessed.
no matter my thoughts about my reality ~ no matter if my day is good or bad ~ no matter if things aren’t going as they should ~ i am blessed. that fact doesn’t change.
it doesn’t change based on my circumstances or how i feel. she knows that.
it doesn’t change if i can walk or if i can’t. she understands that.
it doesn’t change based on me. she helped me.
blessed means set apart. it means looked upon with favor. and this red bowl serves as a reminder to me that i am indeed blessed with good friends.
you are blessed.