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I pulled into my friend’s driveway a week or so ago and this was hanging on her deck!!!!

It was her Mother’s Day gift from her husband!

I had to jump out and take a picture!  I loved it!

I remember being on Nick’s Make A Wish trip last June to the Bahamas and simply adoring all of the island people!  They were so relaxed, happy, carefree!  I bought a shirt that says, “I’m on island time.”

What is it about an island that makes everything seem so much simpler?

Maybe it’s the ocean on all sides, the blue water, the white sand, the palm trees waving….I remember asking one employee in the water park if he ever got stressed about anything.  He grinned, lifted his arms into the air, and said, “This is my job!”  As if he were saying, “How could I?!?!  I work in a vacation-dream world!”

The amazing part about their spirit to me was that fact that most of the workers had very little in terms of material possessions.  Their joy came from something other than “climbing the ladder to success.”  Their joy came from simply embracing every day for the wonder it had in store!

Lord, help me to see each day as a day full of wonders!  Keep my glove always open and ready to catch an island attitude right here in Kentucky!  You created every part of the earth for your glory!  Keep me in awe of the beauty that surrounds me.  Keep me content.    In Jesus’ Name.

Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
   “Never will I leave you;
      never will I forsake you.”

Phil. 4:12

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.