The other day, I bought some gluten-free everything bagel thins. I buy them at my local supermarket. I put them into the toaster and buttered them with real butter. I put some cheddar cheese and scrambled eggs in it and I took a bite. For a moment, the world fell away. I was no longer in my kitchen. I had been transported. I was in a blissful ether. Pandemic? What? Where was I? A delicious bite had carried me away. Why was that so good? My son would tell you it's' the butter. Maybe butter really does make everything better. My children make fun of me when I get "absorbed" in what I am eating. I close my eyes because I really want the experience. It is a delight to taste something good. God is good. Psalm 34:8 states:
"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him." I was so thankful to God to be able to have that moment of pure bliss.
Ever wear wonderful perfume? I didn't know about perfume. I remember the first real perfume that was bought for me. It was a gift for my Sweet Sixteen. It was called Beautiful by Estee Lauder. I have a bottle currently. I wore it before my husband died. I remember Cari, my dear friend, tell me how it reminded her of a different time. Just thinking about it now shows me how very old I have gotten. When did I reach this age? It is such a blessing!!! There is a Bible verse about perfume.
"Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend."
Friendship is as sweet as perfume. It's harder to hear from our friends these days, but God is the Friend that is always with us, right?
I have taken the time to watch the sunsets each day. I have been hearing wonderful music. I have been stretching out my back and legs. I have been feeding my senses during this time, Friends. I make sure that through the peaks and valleys of this situation, this quarantine, that I remember the goodness of God and the provision that He has for us. Pray and encourage each other. God bless.