I love being tickled by the little things in life. I feel so pleased when the tinniest things work out, work their magic, and fall in to place so perfectly. The reality is, this is happening all-day, everyday, when I open my eyes towards it. It all come back to an attitude of awareness, wonder, and pleasure. I am pleased when I choose to be pleased with what the good Lord is offering me,sharing with me, showing with me, revealing and unveiling to me.
A friend of mine was on vacation and came back bringing me a little gift. Now it may seem simple, but the gift was a bottle of fingernail polish. It was the color orange, which is perfectly my favorite color, and she knew that. She had just been wanting to paint her toenails pink or orange. I had just been wanting to paint my own toenails, so perfect timing. Seems simple right? But then to my surprise, I looked at the color name on the bottle only for it to display the name “Courtney Orange”. Divine. I was so pleased. It was so simple—-perfectly magical and ultimately grin-worthy.
I envisioned my Papa, Father in heaven saying to me, “Hi daughter, I see you today. I’m thinking of you, even the small things matter. I show up to you in the simplest ways. Open your eye daughter, perk up your cheekbones daughter and grin. Be filled with the joy and wonder that I have to offer to you when you remain alert—-when you choose to not check out—-when you choose to be alive and live in the moment—-when you remember to cherish simplicity, generosity, and kindness from friends. All of these things I give to you, and more.”
I like my nail polish. My toenails make me smile. I enjoy my life. I am grateful for Courtney Orange. Smile friends. Be tickled.