In my 31 Days of Finding Joy, today was a very simple find. I love my home and this past week we acquired a new-to-us beautiful leather couch at a crazy low cost! I am absolutely in love with it.

You know how when you change one thing in a home, it tends to have a domino effect and other pieces have to come or go according to the new addition? This new couch called for a coffee table and/or footstool because we like to stretch out while watching TV or reading. But we could not afford a new coffee table or ottoman.

The answer was stored away in our garage for the last several years…..a big old scruffy chicken coop! It was our whimsical coffee table while the boys were growing up. (Smart huh?) I had gotten tired of it and even this week when Hubs suggested bringing it back in, I was against it, but decided to give it a try and I’m so happy to have it here under my feet as I write this on my comfy couch!

Hubs and I used to live in a granny house on the back of a friend’s ranch. This chicken coop was tucked away in one of the barns, covered in chicken doo-doo and feathers. We scraped and cleaned and aired it out and ta-daa! Talk about re-cycling, we did it long before it was the thing to do. (We also had no money and that always leads to creativity doesn’t it?)

Yes, my home and THINGS give me JOY! God and I had a conversation about this many years ago and it was so wonderful to discover that he is OK with our delight in objects. He is not jealous or worried that I may worship my furniture at all. God is pretty secure that way.

Thank you God for the joy found right here in my home. As I look around I know that I am blessed to be safe and comfortable. I do not take this for granted. The walls before my eyes are in pretty yellows and reds, colors that speak of joy. I live in joy!
Thank you Father.

Do you have some pieces of furniture that bring you joy? Tell me about them….