|Just your ordinary person.|
(from the book Close Quarters by Angela Thirkell)
I had to laugh at this line when I read it earlier this year. It's so true, but it takes being "that certain age" to appreciate it, I think. When we're in our teens and thereabouts, we're apt to be overly concerned with our appearance ... not having a ravishing or at least unique appearance can seem so dire. We so long to be noticed.
Somewhere down the road of life, though, I came to appreciate that I was just me, that there was no reason to impress anyone, that taking "extraordinary measures" (well, I exaggerate) to be attractive was no longer necessary. It's not that I don't care at all how I look ... I do keep myself "presentable." But it's so nice not to care so much what other people think of me. Thank God.
Three cheers for a new perspective, even if sometimes it takes awhile to fully develop.
|Not just your ordinary kitty!|
(But she needed brushing at the time.)
This means that anyone
who belongs to Christ
has become a new person.
The old life is gone;
a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
Ordinary becomes extraordinary in Jesus!
Have a cozy weekend,