Either way, the tiny ceramic bug is filling with coins as she saves for a "rocking horse". At least, I think that's what it is this week. It's bound to change next week. It doesn't matter to me, so long as she's learning that the saving and hoping is a good, important thing to learn.
So I stuffed two dollars in there for no reason. It wasn't for good behavior. It wasn't for chores done, or good attitudes, or any sort of applause. It's not even that much money. It's not going to take care of everything. But it's something. In fact, I didn't tell her. I want her to find them when the bug finally gets too heavy to shake and the bottom seal feels ready to burst with nickles and dimes.
I say all this because I didn't start September with big goals or plans. I began the month tucking away thoughts worth their weight in measly copper pennies, and prayers that seemed to hold no greater value than a dirt-stained nickle. I didn't pay much attention to anything that seemed bright or shiny and just hoped that the month would happen on its own, without my enthusiastic participation, and maybe I'd look back and give things for all the small things.
|1. refreshed office space. 2. new friends and nightly walks. 3. after school snuggles. 4. coffeeshop office hours|
|5. thrifted office lamp. 6.home group in my living room. 7. happy first day of school. (and this school? this is one of those things.) 8. onset of autumn.|
God is a parent, you see? He doesn't get these ideas from us; we are reflections of who He is. So should I be all that surprised that sometimes he just gives us things to see us enjoy them on discovery?
|9. hot tea with my mom. 10. new glasses. 11. happy weddings. 12. big girl smiles 13. redesigned website|
|14. evening candles. 15. brave girl. 16. full church.|