Overabundance

Hey Cats!

So, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve had time to blog…this semester is proving to be super busy & a little harder than I thought! I haven’t even had time to get on Pinterest, which is pretty much a Class 3 tragedy. But this weekend, I’ve found myself with lots of time on my hands! I don’t have a DIY this time, just a little something I’ve been thinking about lately :).
Since I’ve been going nonstop during the week this semester, I usually just want to do nothing on the weekends. But sometimes I forget to make plans & then I end up with nothing to do except homework, which is super lame. This happened this weekend. Again. So my parents came down tonight & took me to dinner and the grocery store. It was great to see them, even if it was just for a couple of hours. As I was getting ready for dinner, I had some troubles deciding what to wear. I ended up with an overabundance of clothing piled on my bed:

I honestly have no idea why it was so difficult to pick out an outfit. I mean, I was just going to see my parents. Not that they’re not important, it’s just that as long as I’m decent, they typically don’t care what I wear. It was just one of those days where nothing that I put on looked how I wanted, and everything was uncomfortable. I finally just made myself keep something on. Then, when I came back, I had a big fat mess to clean up. It was super fun.
Also, we now have an overabundance of citrus fruits in the 434:

My mom brought me grapefruits from home (they’re my faves), and then I bought some clementines when my parents took me to the grocery store. I’d been wanting some clementines, but I knew I couldn’t eat them all by myself, so I asked my roommate if she’d eat some if I bought them. She will be pleasantly surprised when she returns tomorrow afternoon. We’ve got our work cut out for us, and no reason to not get our daily serving of fruits.
Also, I have an overabundance of tea, which is wierd, because I really don’t like it all that much:

I bought one of the boxes of green tea when I was sicky last semester, and the lemon zinger during the long hard winter. Tonight, my mom bought the other box of green tea to take back home, but she left it in my room. So, I now have 3 boxes of hot tea. I’m probably going to have a tea party soon, because there is no way I will ever drink it all. Even though I had two cups of green tea today… But still. There’s. SO. Much. Tea.
Tonight as I was noticing all these things I possess in bulk, I realized something. I have been blessed with so much. There are so many people who would love to have parents to come take them to dinner, or to have parents at all. There are millions of people who would love to have more than one set of clothes. There are people who would not look at a bag of clementines as a challenge, but as a necessary source of food, and people who would be thrilled to have a cup of tea to keep them warm. I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty, but sometimes it’s good to have some perspective. And I’m talking to myself more than anyone. But, there’s something that we all have in overabundance, no matter who we are, what we’ve done, where we’re living, or what we have. God’s love for us is more than we can ever imagine. Even if you feel lonely, He is always there & loves you more than any human being ever could. God has been showing me lately that when I feel like I’m all by myself, I’m really not, and that his love for me is truly amazing and unlike anything else. I have the best friend anyone could ever ask for with me at all times. He’ll never get mad at me for something I do, he’ll never forget to call me back, he’ll never decide he’s tired of being around me. And the best part is, he loved me, you, and everyone else so much, that he died so we could be in heaven with him for eternity, if we confess with our mouths & believe with our hearts. Wow. That kind of love, my friends, is not only the thing we all possess in overabundance, but the only thing we’ll ever need.
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” -Ephesians 3:17-18.

I know this post is different from what I typically post, but I felt like this was something I needed to share. 🙂 Until next time!

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