I very rarely go on shopping sprees anymore due to the fact that I am now the sole provider for myself. There’s just not enough funds to cover the bills AND extracurricular expenditures. Bills win every time. Hands down. And I’m not a charge it kind of girl. I live within my means.
Please don’t get me wrong. I actually have learned to be quite content with what little material possessions I currently own. God is good. Those possessions that once were so important have been replaced with some of the best, deepest relationships I have ever had! My priorities have shifted. The things that are important to me are no longer things!
I did however, manage to find three unused gift cards not so long ago. Score! I called up my regular Thursday Girls Day Out friend, Pam. She is one of the best of those deep relationships I was speaking about. ♡
We planned an outing to Utica Square. Lettuce wraps for lunch at P.F. Chang’s, followed by a visit to Coach to redeem a partial credit I had remaining on a recently found gift card. Next a pit stop at Starbucks for caffeine. And lastly, another gift card to spend at Williams Sonoma for a french coffee press. We had a fabulous afternoon! I delighted in my purchases!
I made a totally uncharacteristic of me kind of purchase at the Coach store. Black is usually my color of choice. I bought a NEON pink/coral purse!! It caught my eye, and instantaneously became the desire of my heart! With the gentle coaxing of dear Pam and the sales associate of course! 🙂 It was such a spontaneous purchase! It was my girl power purchase! I had no one to answer to, I was my own sole provider!
As you can see, I’ve since had to accessorize it. I found the matching shoes. Yes, they too, are Coach. But, a great Ebay find. And a dress to match.
Hmmm. Perhaps I have this a little backwards. I think the purse is supposed to accessorize the dress. 😦
My Easter ensemble is complete!
And beyond bright!
When I said I wanted to let my light shine so others would see Christ’s love in me, I wasn’t kidding!
This “sole provider” is going to be sporting her Easter outfit on Sunday celebrating the death and resurrection of her “soul provider”.
How about you? How will you be celebrating?
I don’t know about you, but I know I’d prefer to have a soul provider watching over me any day to being a sole provider. The One that created my soul! I don’t always do so well on my own, following my fleshly, selfish desires at times. In case you didn’t notice because it’s not bright enough for you, when left to follow my own will, I buy neon pink purses! Not so sure if that was God’s plan for me. But He did give me the desire of my heart. 😉
God is my helper! The Lord is the provider for my soul.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Love and laughter,