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The smell of wood smoke hanging in an autumn sky…

The laughter of a very young child…

The smell of honeysuckles wafting  on the breeze…

A long, soaking, hot bath at the end of the day…

A tiny flower offered as a love-gift by an equally tiny child…

The warmth of a fragrant cup of tea…

The taste of fresh-brewed coffee served up with cream…

luxuries…every one of them.

Some people spend their lives chasing fortune and fame,

some are caught up in status, money, things…

by chasing the wrong things, they are missing the best things.

Luxuries aren’t only for those rich enough to afford Egyptian sheets and real Belgian chocolate.

Luxuries are right here before our eyes, right here at home, every single day of our lives,

if we’ll only open our eyes to see them.

Nothing ever equaled the smell of  flowers wafting on the breeze in a soft summer night…

No symphony ever sounded as beautiful as the sound of a child’s laughter…

If we are living our lives wishing we had more luxuries,

we need to re-evaluate what we define as a luxury.

God has blessed us with so much more than we actually have need of.

Anything that isn’t just a simple food, a simple outfit, a simple shelter,

anything that isn’t just a daily necessity…

(and daily necessities are much, much fewer than most of us realize)

anything else,

anything at all…

is a luxury.

Until next time,

spend some time enjoying the luxuries

our Lord has blessed you with!

In Him,

Soli Deo gloria!

 

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