Practice the Always

Always holds big meaning to have six letters.

I have a few things that I always do, like I’ll always drink in house cold brew, and always brush my teeth before leaving the house. If you don’t, you’ll run into someone you haven’t seen in years, and they’ll want to hug and stand around and laugh, so it’s best to have clean teeth.

I’m becoming more comfortable with empty spaces. What works for me is looking at an area full of stuff, and emptying it out completely. Wipe the surface down and only put back the meaningful. It’s funny but even after putting back what was meaningful one day, they begin to lose some of their meaning the next. I’m excited to see what our house looks like by the end of the year, or better yet, one year from now.

After framing some art and having a wall of it in my room, I removed one painting and put it in the kitchen where it belongs. That’s where it was originally, but I used it to fill an empty space. I’ve been looking at that empty space along my bedroom wall all week, and knew what I wanted to put there. It’s a page from a magazine that was in another frame, but I utilized that frame and laid this clipping aside.

When people see it, they scream, “Is that Justin Bieber?!!” He was just a kid in this photo, and you can’t see his face, but his name is underneath the quote. I have signs hanging throughout our home as reminders of what’s important, and this is of the utmost importance.

It says, “I always thank God for giving me this opportunity and blessing me with this talent.” ~ Justin Bieber

I bought a frame for it and filled in the empty space. This frame looked lighter in the store, so it’s probably going to be exchanged for another one, but it works for now. The word ‘always’ is what jumps out at me from this quote. We have all been given at least one gift and should be on the lookout for ample opportunity to use it. I’m guilty of not thanking God nearly enough for the opportunities He’s given me, but I’m willing to practice.

I see this photo as soon as I wake up in the morning, so at first light, let’s practice the always.

3 thoughts on “Practice the Always

  1. There are days when gratitude seems to get a little lost, usually because we have some other “very important” thing to do, but I do always try to be thankful. I have multiple gifts, and I cherish them, and for this, I need to remember more often.

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  2. Two very big words: Always and Never. I understand what you mean. My dentist asked me if I always wear my mouthguard to sleep – Always! Well almost always♥ I never forget.

    I wonder what your comments will be? Is always and never just better than 80% or 90% or is an absolute? Some things do need to be absolute – like marriage vows in my opinion. I will always love my wife and kids, parents. I guess that’s one of the reasons I don’t have a tattoo and will never get one – while a Marvin the Martian tattoo tempted me 20 years ago, I could absolutely be sure I would like in the far off future me.

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