I had to giggle in my surprise. It's not that I don't appreciate our little funny farm, I just never thought someone else would appreciate it like I do. Often, when people are coming to visit, I look around and try to see what they will see. It is usually then that I notice all of the things that we have yet to do. I focus on the unfinished projects, the messes, the broken things. But today - today I saw our home through different eyes.
It's easy to dream about what I do not have. It's typical to wish for more. Lately, though, I have felt God calling me to be content. It is not that He doesn't want me to dream, but it is a slippery slope when I begin to spend more time thinking about what is missing than I do expressing gratitude for the blessings in my life. We have a long way to go in the building of Cornercopia, but today, thanks to the sweet women visiting, I saw just how far we have come!
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.