Thursday, December 3, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY ... being unique


Today I went shopping for a new pair of jeans. I gathered up several different styles before I finally found a pair that actually looked alright on me. On my way to the checkout to pay for my purchase, a beautiful blouse caught my eye. So I made a slight detour to check it out. It was hand beaded and beautiful (but not on sale!), as I looked at the tag for the price, something on the tag jumped out at me. The tag read, "I am your special garment. I am unique and often hand-woven, hand-beaded, hand-printed, and hand-painted. My defects are part of my beauty!"

Have you ever considered your "defects" as being part of your beauty? You know what I mean...all those things that when we look in the mirror we see as flaws or defects. Wrinkles, grey hair, extra weight, etc. I once read that the average woman in America is a size 14 ... well who am I to try to be below average? The culture that we live in today tells us something different though, doesn't it? It trys to sell us on all kinds of products that will erase away, tuck away and wax away those things that we find unacceptable, so that we can be less than the average size.

GENESIS 1:31 "God looked over all that He had made, and it was excellent in every way."

Each of us is made in a very special and unique way and God loves us so much that He gave each of us His own garment tag and it reads, "Created by His hand to do marvelous and wonderful things. You are my special child, unique, not like any other."

Being unique is something we all can be thankful for! What are you thankful for today...join your grateful heart with ours this week as we celebrate THANKFUL THURSDAY!









19 comments:

Serendipity said...

I've not thought of myself and defects in that way LOL. You're absolutely right, we are all unique. Specially and individually crafted by our Master.

Many blessings to you!

Debbie said...

Oh Laurie this was a great analogy as always. You have been soo gifted with being able to do that. I LOVE thinking that God loves me just as I am. With all of my flaws, shortcomings, and failures. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for. I LOVE Thankful Thursday, thank you for hosting this month. Have a wonderful day. Blessings to you, Debbie

Pia said...

that's a good one. never really thought of defects that way. but you're so right on that. our defects are part of what make us beautiful.

God bless you, laurie.

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks for this encouragement that we are unique and loved by God, Laurie! I need to remember this. Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday! Blessings to you, Nancie

Grammy said...

Hi Laurie, that is so perfect. I love how that ideal came to you. It is just as wonderful as you are.

bp said...

That is a great way to look at ourselves. We are all special!
Thanks for hosting.

Bethany

Chocolate and Coffee said...

Awesome post Laurie! We are each unique and our flaws are our beauty!! That will definitely preach! I am thankful today that I am an original and not a copy! Blessings!

Lynn said...

O Laurie,

This is a wonderful post. You completely encouraged me today... Our flaws are what make us unique...

As I read it, this scripture came to mind. Psalm 45:11 The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.

How awesome is that???? Have a great TT. We are rich indeed. Hugs.

Janet said...

What a great analogy! I'm glad you looked at that price tag. Thank you for encouraging us with this thought today.

Karen said...

Beautiful analogy...

Karen said...

Good post! We are all unique - flaws and all. I need to remember more often that my flaws add to my beauty. :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Karen

Holly said...

Laurie,
Such an awesome post. I forwarded to many of my girlfriends that are like me.... Always trying to be that "size".......

You are so right. We are wonderfully and perfectly made in the image of Christ.....

I really enjoyed.

Keep writing,
Holly

becky aka theRAV said...

Laurie, I love this post! I am a tag or label nut. I like reading them. Some of them like your's have said unique things. I remember one saying something like "Believe in the power of your dreams". There were several others that have powerful positive messages. I have them around the house somewhere & re-find them from time to time. Or else I read the tag inside the garmet. I think my favorite black skirt has the above message. Thanks so much for sharing this blessing with us today. I like being unique.

Katrina said...

Thank you for this post. It really is making me look at things in a whole new light. I love that tag, it was as if it was meant for you to read so that you could encourage many with this post! :) Have a blessed week!
Katrina
www.proverbs-31-wife.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Laurie,
Thanks for posting on this subject! I liked what you had to say. (I posted on defects/scars recently, too.) I've learned to transform my scars/"defects" into symbolic reminders that God loves me and died for me. I thank God whenever I look at my scars--especially from cancer surgery--because they are reminders of the scars on Jesus' hands and feet from dying for me!
Wendy

Denise said...

Awesome post my friend.

eph2810 said...

Oh.my.word - I LOVE it. You are so right, Laurie. We are all unique - wonderfully made in His image...Thank you for the reminder that God sees me in a more loving way than I do myself.

Thank you for hosting TT this month...

Be blessed today and always.

(I know am a day late this week...sorry)

Debbie said...

Just like Iris, I'm a day late this week. But I was so glad to focus on thankfulness today. Thank you for hosting this month.

Love and blessings,
Debbie

sarah said...

great analogy. There have been some days I wanted Him to start all over...Sarah