I’ve been mostly staying at home lately because we have to be super careful not to get sick with you-know-what before we take our son back to college. So, I’ve finally learned how to use Walmart pickup, even though I haven’t been shopping at Walmart that often for some time. It’s kind of nice to order from home then just drive there and not have to be in a crowded place.
When I drove into my pickup parking place, I found myself parked next to the cutest little red car with cheerful custom painting on one side.
No one was in it, but just before I left, the driver of the car came out, and I told her how much I loved her car’s paint job! She said that it is not actually permanent paint but the removable kind that you use on windows, and she just touches it up when needed. Isn’t it cute?!
A couple of minutes later, on my way home, I drove by the coolest antique car with a beautiful color of purple on top (that isn’t quite the same in the photo, but close) and shiny black on the bottom. I didn’t get the best photo because I was at a red light and there wasn’t enough time, but check it out! It was a beautiful car!
I personally drive a car for it’s usefulness, and if it’s beautiful, that’s the gravy on the mashed potatoes. But you know, with all the troubles of the last few months, it was such a breath of fresh air to see these two beautifully-colored cars, one within a couple of minutes after seeing the other!
I do love cheerful colors! Interspersing them here and there among the regular colors is like adding a little spice to our food, like a delicious dessert after a meal, like unexpectedly receiving a bouquet of beautiful flowers, like speaking words of cheer, like cheering someone up with acts of kindness.
I’m so glad God gave us these things to enjoy, aren’t you?
Today I’m thankful for bright cheerful colors!
I’m thankful that I got to see these two beautiful cars!
I’m also thankful for other things that can cheer us up like beautiful flowers, delicious food and dessert, and words and deeds of kindness.
What about you? Have you seen any thing particularly beautiful recently? Have you tried to cheer someone up or had someone try to cheer you up recently? How did it make you feel?