Our brown living room has been a struggle for me.
We have brown wood trim (the typical 1970s kind), brown wood doors, brown leather sofas, and brown furniture.
How did I ever get into this mess? I can’t answer that question.
It’s brown… everywhere.
But I’ve found a life lesson here and I’m clinging to it. Can I share with you? It’s just a simple thought:
…make the best of it.
It’s been said many ways, like “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and “be content with what you have” and “it is what you make it” and “perspective is everything.”
So, in light of these things, I’m making the best of my very brown living room. And I’m pleased with some of the ideas I’ve been able to implement, like white picture frames, light blue walls, and gold tones, all softened with a few natural materials, flickering candles in the evenings, and cherished books.
Over the course of time, piece by piece, this room will look different, the furniture will change, or maybe we’ll buy a different house.
While it’s not my ideal room, it’s cozy, and I’m content.
I desire to live life that way, too. When it’s not ideal, I can find my center in Christ, and be content.
Lots of this beautiful life and our family stories have been woven through this cozy room. There’s been times of personal devotions, quiet boys reading picture bibles, wrestling matches, and meaningful conversations with steaming mugs of coffee.
Perspective — with a little effort and a whole lot of Jesus — is a powerful thing.What can you make the best of today?
Grace to you, sweet friend,
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