Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | July 27, 2017

Blessings Come In All Shapes & Sizes

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”  Psalm 62:5 (NIV)

 

Yesterday I had an appointment with my doctor to discuss migraine headaches. As much as I dislike the malady, I cannot seem to rid myself of them on my own. Once done at the doctor’s office, I decided I would go to the nearby Goodwill store to browse. I find window-shopping refreshing, relaxing, and gain much satisfaction just by looking around thrift stores, even if I leave their premises empty-handed. That may have something to do with the fact that I am a people person. I enjoy being around people and I greatly enjoy watching them.

 

Five minutes into my store visit, however, I found a fun-shaped glass container that resembled a giant wine glass. I picked it up in my hands and looked at the price. A second later, I was completely convinced I had to buy that container and find something to do with it. “Why not get a fish?” I thought.

 

About an hour or so later, I was at the cash register of the local PetSmart store, paying for a cute blue Beta fish, fish food, some fake plants and glass beads for my new “fish bowl.” All I know is that later in the evening, I found myself standing in my kitchen, looking into the bowl, watching “Blue” (my new fish’s name) getting acclimated in its new home. Somehow, just watching that tiny fish swinging its fins about the water gave me a sense of peace and relaxation. I was talking to Blue and cheering it on for being such a good little swimmer. As simple as those moments were, I realized that it was very beneficial for me to know there is another living being in that space, and it made me joyful.

 

When was the last time you got excited about something new? And how do you de-stress on a daily basis? Sometimes we need to just break the routine and allow ourselves to expand our ways to relax. To me, yesterday, that was exactly what I did, when I opened up my home – and my heart – to a tiny fish named Blue.

 

“Jesus, stress can sometimes take our precious peace and even our health away. Thank You for the little things that can help to de-stress our daily routine.”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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