Monday, November 26, 2012

The Bright Side

I'm staring out at the sun glittering yellow through the woods as it dips below the hills on the horizon. Earlier, I went for a 2-mile hike and crunched the fallen leaves under my feet. (Then I painted my toenails aqua with sparkles.) ;) The trees are nearly bare. Autumn is on its way out... and Winter is peering around the corner.

You know, there is always going to be something "Not Perfect" in your life. Nothing will be just right until we cross beyond that last shore and find ourselves in the presence of God. But that's no reason to waste the moments you have right now.

Life is such a beautiful thing! There is always a bright side, always a silver lining, always a reason to smile, and sigh, and be thankful. Tiny blessings are all around me. All I have to do is look up and start to count them. And when they all add up... they're huge. I am so blessed. I have been given so much.

In the waiting times, the seasons of 'limbo', hold up your head. Good news is just around the corner. Past the bend in the road, something glorious awaits.


  1. I really needed this pleasant uplifting reminder and encouragement Julia. :) Thanks for being a bright light sweet friend. {Hugs}

    Love you!

  2. Aqua toenails with sparkles? TOTALLY A REASON TO BE HAPPY. It doesn't get better than that. :)

  3. Hey Julia!
    Thanks for making my day a little brighter.:) You remind me of how much i have to be thankful for. Now to go and put up our Christmas tree...Oh! And paint my toenails now that you reminded me!:D Blessings to you -Abby S.


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