You Decorated My Life

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#NothingButGratitudeNovember: 11/18/2015 Restated

Perfect Fall Flowers

Today I am grateful for the many perfect people who have shown up throughout my life at the perfect times for the perfect reasons. People who showed up, seemingly surreptitiously, as themselves, at just the right times and for just the right reasons. In love. Or as examples. With the messages I needed to hear at the time. As teachers. As lessons. As answer to prayers. In truth. With the help I needed. As true friends. As catalysts. As inspiration. With opportunities. And many times for many reasons that I was unaware of or did not understand at the time. But always as blessings. Divinely-directed blessings for me.

I will be eternally grateful for those people and their impact on my life. Some were in my life for only a short time. Others for a season or two. And some who I know will be with me long after this life is over. But regardless of the length of our interaction or shared journey, the impact is timeless. They helped, in one way or another, to influence, guide, or shape my life.

In 1979, country crooner Kenny Rogers released an enduring song that I feel is a perfect tribute from me to those perfect people who I am expressing my gratitude for today. I find myself singing this song from time to time and thinking about the many, wonderful people who have decorated my life with just the right touch at just the right time.

All my life was a paper
Once plain, pure and white
Till you moved with your pen, changing moods now and then
Till the balance was right
Then you added some music
Every note was in place
And anybody could see all the changes in me by the look on my face

And you decorated my life
Created a world
Where dreams are a part
And you decorated my life
By painting your love all over my heart
You decorated my life

Like a rhyme with no reason
In an unfinished song
There was no harmony, life meant nothing to me until you came along
And you brought out the colors
What a gentle surprise
Now I’m able to see all the things life can be, shining soft in your eyes

And you decorated my life
Created a world
Where dreams are a part
And you decorated my life
By painting your love
All over my heart
You decorated my life

Believe Bravely; Dare Greatly; Thank Boldly,

Jay

 

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