To be honest, the thought of starting a blog was daunting- picking a name, what to write about, do I post photos, do I post my daily thoughts, home decorating, new recipes…the possibilities really are endless. But after seeing the amount of blogs started by friends and those I follow on Pinterest it became something I WANTED to get into. I promise it won’t be anything spectacular, the blog I WANT it to be won’t be anything near what it WILL be. But it’s worth a shot, right?
So my first task: coming up with a proper name. Again, endless possibilities. After brainstorming a theme for my blog I decided that choosing one topic would be impossible for someone who has thousands of things worth sharing. So I started thinking of words and things that are important to me and how I could tie those into a name for my blog. Two words that have described this past year of my life have been “Blessed” and “Beautiful.” But how do I make a blog name out of those two words? And would I have other ideas a year from now that I would rather use and then would I want to change my blog name 2 weeks, 1 month, or 6 months from now, regretting what I had named it? This bothered me…mostly because I am THE most indecisive person on the planet and I can never decide on one single thing, whether it comes to my favorite outfit, my favorite song, or my favorite ice cream. But today I told myself that if I don’t do it now, I never will. So here I am, sitting at work, with the words “blessed” and “beautiful” running through my mind. And I thought to myself, why not just name it “Blessed and Beautiful”? DONE…I was not going to spend the next few days thinking about it because I know I’ll change my mind again, and again, and again.
So why “Blessed and Beautiful”? I chose “Blessed” because God has blessed me this past year in more ways than I could ever imagine. Even on the worst of days when I worry about money or getting stuff done I am reminded that it will all be provided in God’s timing and I am at fault for doubting God’s provision. He always has and always will provide. I am blessed with a wonderful and loving husband, a supportive and caring family, an excellent job with great co-workers, an awesome car, a beautiful house…I could write a whole blog post on these things and more. I chose “Beautiful” because life itself is beautiful. Look around and find something that catches your eye- is it the person sitting across from you at the dinner table, is it the green grass and blue sky on a warm summer’s day, is it a child standing in a pile of flour on the kitchen floor with a innocent smile on his/her face, is it the love and support of your family, how about LIFE – whatever you see, isn’t that beautiful?! I have many beautiful things in my life and every day I thank God for each and every one of them.
So there’s my first post- it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a start. Who knows what or when my next post will be. Maybe I’ll post a favorite recipe, a project at home…we’ll see. But until then, find something beautiful in your life, find something that you’ve been blessed with and take a moment to thank God for it. ❤