I love this time of year when the evening light is golden. I caught the last of the fading sun yesterday just as it was dipping behind the rooftops, casting pools of light and dark across this old wooden chest that belonged to my grandpa many years ago. I have filled one of the drawers with some pretty roses that I rescued from the rain.
I have been thinking a lot about what this month means to me and how I can reflect that in my Styling the Seasons post for July. It has been a month of many mixed emotions, with sadness in the news and sadness a little closer to home too. With that said though, I have had a lovely month with my little family and friends old and new.
The thing that has been on my mind almost continuously this month is my faith as a Christian, I felt a little lost and needed some guidance and direction, and guess what… I believe my prayer was answered. I met a mother – a new friend – at a children’s birthday party recently who spoke to me about her faith so openly, much of what she said answered the questions I had been seeking the answers too and it really inspired me to look inward. Was it just chance that we joined in conversation? Or was it a greater forces that led us to that moment, because we, in fact, prayed for help on our journies as Christians? I feel that moments like that are real testament that God does work within us if we are willing to take notice.
And so, I guess my styled surface for July reflects the light and the dark that I have experienced this month through my own personal journies, reminding me to be grateful for all that I have, to seek out the answers to questions from within and to love with my whole heart.
Styling The Seasons is a monthly project set up by Katy and Charlotte, an idea that challenges us to be mindful of the changing season from month to month and how it can be reflected with in our homes. It is also a really great way of taking a moment within our busy lives to think about how we feel and how our surroundings can reflect positivity.