Friday, September 5, 2014

Counting My Blessings - Gifts of ALL Kinds!


Sometimes I really "get" the verses about being overwhelmed with blessings...live and in person. 

This past week was such a time...


First, a sweet friend with a nice corporate discount offered to extend it to me for a rental car in which to drive to Dallas. 

Second, Cathy insisted on paying our mutual friend back, and allowing me to pick up the tab on a few meals in Dallas. Needless to say, the meal portion of the deal did not come close to Cathy's gift...and I was blessed with some wonderful, tasty meals in our travels all over the heart of Texas! 

Next, a sweet blog friend who wishes to remain anonymous, gifted me a Dundee Marmalade crock! I've admired them for ages, and had decided to buy one. Lately, I've been perusing Etsy for them, and the ones I choose always seem to be from Europe...which translates into mega-buck postage, so I had not yet indulged my fancy.

It was such a sweet surprise...and when it arrived, I unpacked it and found it wrapped up and tied with two vintage rusty keys! Icing on the cake, I tell ya.

THEN, I open my email to find I had won a painted canvas from Linda at Itsy Bits and Pieces! 

My heart is so full...I was abundantly blessed with an amazing long weekend with a long-time friend I love, which included a trip to Canton Trade Days ( on my bucket list), a trip to Ikea, and pretty much anything I mentioned that I might enjoy doing. I think the only thing we did NOT do is sit still with our feet in her pool...

Thank you, sweet, generous friends who have kind hearts, amazing taste and generosity that just floors this fifty-something single woman. 

Thank you, God, for lining up all these blessings so I know that I know that I know they originate from you. I am reminded that you know what and who I love,  and you delight in reveal that to me from time to time. 

I get it. I am loved. I am grateful. My heart is so full...

Word for the Day:
Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;


18 comments:

robyn said...

Yes, this is a perfect example of how God is so good to us! I'm really happy for all your blessings!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like a wonderful week! Enjoy!!

Rita C. said...

How sweet it is to be loved.....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful Blessings! Friends are so great and God does put those in our lives for a reason.
hugs,
Linda

Pura Vida said...

What a sincere and delightful post to remind us of the simple gifts that come our way in life. My guess is you are a blessing to others often and it's just coming back around. What a happy thought.

Audrey said...

Wow Revi ... you have a right to have a "full heart" ... maybe you are being rewarded for your kindness to people and your sweet personality.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Donna Wilkes said...

With this sweet, life affirming, blessed post I am turning off the computer and going to bed. Sweet dreams!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Blessings Indeed!!! Such lovely gifts...the Lord is soooo Good!! Continued Blessings~~~Roxie

Patty Sumner said...

Hello Revi! I found you via Rita Penalopy...I am so glad I did.. It is always exciting to me to find followers of faith...Your blog is nice and I am your newest follower.. I hope you will come over and visit with me and follow along...now, what a great post of blessings! I am a firm believer in taking time to count our blessings.. God is good! I am happy your were blessed beyond measure with such great friends and precious gifts.. Have a great Saturday! Blessings!

My thrift store addiction said...

Revi, I just love it when God overwhelms us with His goodness! What sweet friends to bless you--rejoicing with you!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad that you had a great time with your friend and that you've been blessed in so many ways lately. We all need to be treated special from time to time. I love the Dundee marmalade crock you were given. That's a nice friend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

And don't forget that you must be a pretty good friend to receive such lovely gifts and favors from others.

Congrats on the win, Revi!

Diana Petrillo said...

What wonderful blessings! Beautiful friendships and beautiful treasures.

lynn said...

congrats on your win, revi! blessings like these come to those who are deserving:) have a great day!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

An awesome and inspiring post, Revi! Thanks for spreading the sunshine :) Yes, indeed!! Have a great week and enjoy that beautiful marmalade jar.

chateau chic said...

It's such a sweet gift when the Lord allows us to see his goodness and blessings in tangible ways! You are a sweet blessing, Revi!
Mary Alice

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Love you blog. Those keys and the wonderful message.
Love from South Africa

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Yay for you! I love when it all falls together like that :)