The tissue paper pom poms I told you about last week were really fun and easy to make - and the thing I liked best about them was the fact that they radiated a soft glow from inside. They made people want to come close and see what made them light up!
I got to thinking about the idea of an "inner glow" - you know, the kind that newly expectant mothers have just before they start telling their exciting secret to the world that they are having a baby. You can't bottle that kind of beauty, but if you could you'd be a gazillionaire.
There's the kind of glow that children have, like when they've just discovered how to blow on dandelions and watch the tufts float away. Or when they clutch a kite by a string - and it really flies! Or they sound out a new word or learn to tie their shoelaces.
There's the glow of that first kiss, a summer dance under the stars, and falling in love.
And there's a glow that comes from an unexpected compliment, or when a Thanksgiving turkey was cooked to perfection, or a new haircut turned out great.
Glowing comes from the inside - it radiates out like a bright light - and it's captivating, mesmerising and attractive. People can't help but be drawn to someone with that special sparkle from within.
YOU have that sparkle.
Maybe it's gotten lost in the busyness of life lately, but it's in there. I know it is. And you're going to love our Small Thing today because....
Today's Small Thing is to find your inner glow.
Ask yourself: what is it that really lights me up on the inside?
Let me throw out some ideas and see if any of them catches your imagination.
Plan a surprise: a romantic moment with your husband, a fun "date" with your child, or a gift for a friend
Create something: work on a craft, paint a piece of furniture, make a pretty cake, make a scrapbook page
Try something new: a new restaurant, a new skill, a new hairstyle, a new walking route
Be child-like: ride a bike, turn a cartwheel, color a valentine with crayons, look at clouds, buy silly string, have a pillow fight, take a nap
Spend time with God. Let His Spirit fill you to overflowing.
Pretend: Yes, simply pretend that you're glowing. Smile, hum, skip and draw happy faces....pretty soon you WILL be glowing for real.
YOU choose! Take a few moments and decide on something that will bring you joy from the inside out.
Dontcha love Small Things that don't involve cleaning and organizing? See, that stuff is good, but it can only take you so far. But GLOWING? Now, THAT my friends, will take you over the moon.
What will make you glow today? Let us know in the comments!
Company Girl Coffee is next up....I hope you'll link up and do some visiting over the weekend!