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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition...

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Here we are.  Our last gift... 
It's nice knowing there are things we can give away that can bless way more than a tangible, "costly" gift.  Amen?

I hope you enjoyed this mini series.  I had a lot of fun putting it together and am grateful for your patience and grace - while it SLOWLY came together.  See!  more gifts. :)
We're mid-week between Christmas and New Year - and the bulk of gift-giving, for most folks, is over... but I KNOW that true gift giving continues...

And, with this last one.  I truly HOPE it will continue.


The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition.

This is certainly one beautiful gift.  And, I had a hard time picking just one reference to share with you.  Because there are many, MANY friends and faces that come to mind... but, we'll go with this one.

I have a certain, favorite Mom and Pop type of gift shop that I like to frequent.  The thing is, I only recently discovered this store, though it's been around for a long, long time.
But what truly draws me to this store is absolutely not her "stuff" - although it sure helps, because,  I do LOVE what she has for sale.  I love her style.  The way she "decorates" her store... I love the old, uniqueness of the building...
The sights, the smells, the sounds...everything!!

However, do you know what it really is?
It is the shopkeeper's Cheerful Disposition that is what truly draws me in and keeps me coming back.
This woman is so friendly, amiable... very chatty - but heartfelt.  She's authentic.. even while sharing about hard times... she still has a smile!!
I appreciate that I don't feel like I have to purchase anything... rather, just being in her presence makes me feel so blessed.
I want to be like this - all the time - with everyone I meet.   Oh, to be known for a cheerful disposition!!

Proverbs 17:22 says,
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.


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And, this concludes our mini series on gifts that don't cost you a cent.  To read the other seven gifts - click HERE!!!
I hope you enjoyed reading along!!



4 comments:

  1. Yes, your series has been gratefully appreciated!
    Your posts (all of them) are of deep thought. It shows that you are a thinker.

    This post reminded me of when our daughter got married. She was worried about the food, the flowers, the music, the...
    I told her don't worry about all that. People won't remember any of those things. But what they will remember, is how they felt! So go and make everyone fell appreciated and loved.

    Have a great end of the year and I look forward to reading more from you.

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  2. Very much enjoyed this series.. I too would like to be more cheerful than I am..and I use to frequent a shop such as the one you spoke of, but due to illness they closed..I would go there when I was having a bad day, and left feeling blessed.. Until next time.. love ya

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  3. Dear Bevy ~ I have enjoyed stopping by to visit with you here in your space over the years (I believe we have *known* each other for a few years now...via Jenny at Country Girl's Ramblings). Your children are beautiful and growing up so quickly....keep on keeping on.....these are precious, precious days. I did just want to stop by one last time to let you know that I am not planning to blog any longer. My last post will go up later today...Lord-willing. Please feel free to keep in touch with me via email at flowersinhisgarden@gmail.com May the Lord bless you richly in the days ahead. With Love, Camille xo

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  4. Oh my, Bevy! Thank you for this wonderful series. If there is one thing I need it is a cheerful disposition. I'm going to do a Bible study, I think, on what God has to say about cheerfulness, but the one verse that comes to mind immediately is, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Proverbs 17:22

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