The cover story, first of all, was about a Detroit-based organization called Enchanted Makeovers, which redecorates homeless shelters across the US to make them more welcoming. What a great idea! The founder, Terry Grahl, says that she especially wants to create places where women and children can feel comfortable and be healed. She has also established a couple other projects to work towards this goal - the Sacred Sewing Room project and Capes for Kids. The first project works to transform bare shelter sewing rooms into cheerful, better-equipped work spaces, and the second provides homemade capes for kids "to help channel their inner superhero, strength and imagination." Check out the website to learn more!
The next piece that caught my eye is a short one with just a couple paragraphs titled, "What Constitutes a Good Day?" Good question, what does make a good day in your opinion? To this author, Scott, every day is a good day. In spite of being hit by two cars, he is alive. In spite of struggling with alcoholism and a broken past, he has complete trust and hope in God, which shines through in these few paragraphs! When talking about how he has prayed to be released from his desire for alcohol, he says this: "Sometimes God will put us in a battle empty handed. So that when we get the victory, we will know that it was him that got us through, not ourselves." This struck me as a really great insight. He continues, "I walk with the favor of God daily. To be awake to see fireworks is a good day. To make a child smile is a good day. To sell papers in the snow is a good day. To stand and wash cars is a good day. So every day is a good day!"
Today is a good day!
Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (NKJV)