How I Enjoyed Today.

I bought this plate at a local gift shop this week. It spoke to me. It said, “Hey, Brenda, I’m perfect for you. Remember your video.” Well, maybe the plate didn’t talk to me. Maybe it was the Holy Spirit reminding me of how perfect it was for me, because that is how much He cares about the details in our lives. Whatever the source of the prompting, I bought the plate.

Last summer I made a video (actually had it professionally made) in which I share a few things I believe God is trying to teach me while I’m still on earth. These are things I struggle to absorb into the core of my being. The last thing on the list is “enjoy today.” When I saw the plate I had to buy it.

The plate is a beautiful reminder to me to lighten up and enjoy all the wonderful gifts God has put in my day.

Today a few of those gifts are—

  • An impromptu lunch with a friend I ran into while running errands.
  • Beautiful weather.
  • The carload of groceries I bought today.
  • A wonderful husband to hang The Grand’s new swing even though he was exhausted after a long day of work. (See my Instagram for pics of husband hanging swing. It was crazy!)
  • Phone calls from two of our three daughters.

I am overly blessed. Truly I am. This plate will help me refocus on the blessings that I can sometimes overlook.


Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.

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