The mess .
A message in the mess .
Life can seem so messy at times .
My life is often that way .
I cannot even keep my hair untangled and the floor swept .
Much less, maintain untangled thoughts + attitudes + relationships + daily happenings .
But there is a message in the mess .
For those with a grateful heart . Mindset .
And if you're going to have a mess, you may as well find a message in it .
I've always loved the phrase "beautiful mess" because it entails just that .
A mess does not simply need to be ugly . Or purposeless .
A beautiful mess is a mess that has been lived in . Endured . And one in which a message has been discovered .
A L S O : A F E W R E M A I N : :
I would love to have others join in taking small moments each day to begin filling each empty space in a gratitude notepad like my own . Writing those W O R D S, those reminders off all that you may have to be grateful for . Already sent out several notepads, but a few remain . . . so join in the goodness, you .
And for a look into my thankful mind 1 1 . 1 4 . 2 0 1 2 :