Monday, August 22, 2016

Whole Box of Crayons

Daily Gratitude Year 4- Day 235: Today, I am grateful for the whole box of crayons.

It is back to school and a I just heard a blurb on the radio where a mom was talking about how she loved the smell of a new box of crayons. I wanted to shout "Yes" at the radio, but that would be silly since she couldn't hear me. Still, I totally relate.

My self-created daily gratitude rules allow me to repeat an item once every 365 days. My big box of crayons I have been saving.  I adore the big box. I see colors using my Big Crayola Box as a reference.  Always get the sharpener.  It is cool and worth the splurge!

Some colors are "not my favorites", but they, too, have a place in the box. They have a job and a purpose. Every shade of brown, purple and red has a story to tell.  A story that could not be told as well if they were missing from the box. 

Some days are many shades of greens, yellows and blues. The roses need many pinks, reds and yellows to represent their family of flowers. There are neutrals for the many gorgeous shades of skin that make up our beautiful world. I once had a child as why we refer to people as "white" when they are really "peach". That child knew her crayons and white did not really work.  

Yesterday, we sang an old children's son. It has such a lesson. "Red and yellow, black and white all are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world." We have a second verse- "Every color, every race, every country, every place. Jesus love the little children of the world." 

Living fully is truly about embracing "the whole box of crayons"  Storm clouds and sunshine. Many shades of pumpkin...not all of them orange...begin to grace the shops and front doors.  We start early in Morton, IL. Libby's has been canning the pumpkin pie mix and we can smell the spices. 

Today, I am grateful for the whole box of crayons...and the scent of a new box. 

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