Frugal Encouragement and What Is In Your Hand Inspiration
Being asked to take an afternoon to encourage a young woman friend, I was the one encouraged. Listening to the wisdom of the other women also invited brought joy to my heart. Time spent with like-minded people can often bring refreshment and renewed vision. It was however something the young woman said that made me smile inside. This young woman's daughter had an adorable headband on her toddler head. In conversation my friend mentioned that she had made the headband from an old t-shirt. Simple action, limited sewing needed, not profound, but to me precious.
Challenging financial circumstances and difficult life choices were adding pressure to my friend's already busy life. And although this was a season of hard things, my young friend was finding ways to keep a positive attitude and bring beauty to her family by using what was in her hand. I was encouraged just like I am encouraged by the other frugal people I know who seek to make life work. Sometimes just doing some of the little things can keep one going and bring satisfaction to an arduous period of life.
So here are some links to offer "what is in your hand" inspiration:
Do you have any old jeans that need a new life?
Perhaps a bag of old t-shirts you are not sure what to do with?
Or some old books you don't want to throw away?
If you are having a difficult day or a challenging season of life, take a few moments to see what you have in your hand and use it to add some beauty, be it practical, or otherwise to your home. I think it will bring satisfaction!
Any other ideas for using old jeans, t-shirts or books?