In fact, it felt as if the ladybug was offering a message of encouragement to keep looking up, every moment of every day, and…
This ladybug reminded me to not just look up but to also look around. Sometimes we just need to take our gaze off our burdened heart and off our stuck, immobile feet to look around at what is still good around us. To look up and look around at the blessings that are there, even if we must squint to see them.
But this ladybug had one more encouraging reminder. To look up, look around…and to look within.
I think we can forget what a treasure each one of us is. We can get busy and simply not pay attention to the blessing we are. Maybe we forget some of our identity along the journey of our life. Acknowledging and nurturing the treasure within us might be the most difficult to consistently live out simply because we know our every flaw. We can shrink our worth or self-sabotage our authenticity because of this flaw focus and self-neglect in truly receiving our God-stamp of approval. “God doesn’t make junk, so don’t treat yourself like you are!” Ever heard something along this line?
Ever since that day 4 years ago at the cemetery, I now notice ladybugs. They have become a special treasure for my heart. They make me stop and think of the treasures above me, around me and within me.
What do you think of when you see a ladybug?
This now leads me to a few more questions and an invitation...
Could you use a gentle reminder to recognize and celebrate the treasures around you and within you with renewed belief and application? Do you need inspiration to be present to someone and make a difference to them with your "one"...one smile, one act of kindness, one listening moment? Want a little laughter or a quick pick me up in the midst of your life's ebbs & flows?
This is the hope for Treasures For Your Heart. To be one more place in your day where you can experience a boost of encouragement or joy and create more TREASURES FOR YOUR HEART!
I invite you to enter the online doors of Treasures For Your Heart Boutique & Blog any time you want...and when you do, I hope you will always be welcomed & uplifted by the message of a product, a story, an image, our service, and of course, the heart & ladybug logo…
To look up, look around, and look within.