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Any Flower Will Do; Thank You! ♥ Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

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Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!

Hello, Beautiful!  I pray you’re having a great week so far.  It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!!  When the manager from WalMart shared and thanked me the other day for pouring blessings into her life with the flowers months ago, I felt it was time again to spread the love throughout our communities with flowers.  “Any flower will do; thank you!”  So this weekly challenge is to spread the beauty throughout our communities with flowers “Just because…”  Everybody loves flowers and they brighten up lives!

I challenge all of us this week to go out and share the beauty and joy that simple flowers bring.  Let’s show the world by sharing how a simple gesture of handing a stranger or someone we don’t know well with flowers or even just attaching them to a car’s windshield or your neighbor’s front door.  Just think of the joy that will be illuminated across the world and bring a smile to someone that will pay it forward with their joy resulting in the domino effect!  And we all know, when mamas are happy, everyone’s happy!  ♥♥

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I challenge all of us to go out this week and buy a bunch of flowers, $4, $5 a bunch (and if finances are tight, buy one flower or cut one from your own beautiful garden ♥♥) and attach an anonymous note that just states:

“Just because……. Thank you for being Beautiful You!  Pay it Forward.”

Find that neighbor that you don’t know and drop them off on their porch, give them to your pharmacist, a nurse, your barista, or the cashier of any Blameless Smile Reasonretail establishment, or how about that waitress that serves you.  You will be amazed at the reactions to what people say and do and remember!  Let’s get back to the innocence and purity of childlike motives and conduct; flowers bring such joy and sunshine that radiate even the darkest recesses. That smile and reaction will bring joy to a darkened world.  Come on, let’s emulate and spread the love of Jesus to a world that needs a bright spot.  We are all a part of our communities, a member of the body of Christ, and act as His feet and His love!  This is a byproduct that reflects and radiates the fruit of our spirit; love, joy, kindness and goodness, to name just a few ♥♥ (Galatians 5:22).

Share this post on your FB page and let’s get this circulated.  Every time you receive a bunch of flowers, take one flower and give it to someone else. I would love to hear how this simple token of love is brightening up others’ lives!

“Embrace that beauty within you and let it shine!!! Remember, we may be different in color, shape and style, but without each other, there is no beauty in the bunch!!!” ~ Tammy Ingram

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Have a beautiful week, Beloved!  

Thank you for being Beautiful You!

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Wanted: People With Courage to be Kind! Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

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Wanted:  People with Courage to be Kind

Unity within our Communities

Hello Beautiful!  It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!!  I pray you are all reflecting upon the 49 blessings of gratitude that we get to hold onto each and every day as a gentle reminder of how blessed we are!  We now have before our very own eyes our gratitude walls written by us to reflect upon and ponder on the many blessings we have related during last week’s challenge. That is a token worth holding in every pocket of our beating hearts to remind us just how blessed we are!  Sometimes it’s easy to forget!  Here’s the link to last week’s gratitude wall: http://wp.me/p5vQdf-CS.

I can’t even begin to relate the gratitude and appreciation I have for all the amazing emails, spoken words of encouragement, and inspiration to continue in writing these communal outreach Tammy Tangent Tuesdays challenges!  Talk about being grateful; I even need this encouragement!  I know I have deviated somewhat from the community outreach aspect, but it’s obvious my obedience was a blessing.  Phew……  We Beloveds get so depleted ourselves, it’s hard to pour into others when we need that extra grace required ourselves!  It blesses me to know my wild tantrums and prayers are so receptive.  We all have so much to be grateful for; sometimes it’s just buried beneath all the mud and muck of the messiness that our lives bring.

This weekly challenge is going to require intent and strength, not to mention grace, to scurry up enough courage to be kind to everyone we cross paths Blameless Courage Kind Frog 7with.  Kind of like the picture of the frog with the butterfly sitting atop its head; he would much rather eat the butterfly than extend kindness!  And in the wake of the massacre last week in South Carolina, we have an amazing testimonial of faith and grace that the victims’ families extended and poured out into the killer that took the lives of their loved ones.  I may be blessed with the gift of compassion and can love and forgive easy; but I can actually say to be able to relate forgiveness through love and kindness like they shared right away takes more than a beautiful soul, it takes a life built on, filled with, and immersed in constant communion and relationship with Jesus Christ.  I want to love like that; don’t you? 

We need to start embracing and engaging with everyone that we encounter daily through reaching out and influencing, not living in our bubbles of comfort and seclusion, so our touch will unite and link us all together. This fulfills what Ephesians 5:1 tells us, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

It is alleged that the killer stated he almost didn’t go through it because the people “were being so kind.”  That should give us all enough incentive to start embracing everyone we meet in our communities with courage and Blameless Courage Kind Frog 7kindness.  This is the only way we are going to bring unity back into our communities. Simple acknowledgements of affirmation such as smiles, saying hello, hugs, and getting to know those who live in our communities are detrimental to bringing unity back. The victims’ families have stayed surrounded by community and love from others instead of going at it alone.  They are uniting together which is why love is being poured out and not more evil.  That’s how we tap into God’s love and sustaining power of the Great Comforter, the Holy Spirit, that Jesus promised would help us get through the tragedies of life (Ephesians 3:16-21).  That’s the beauty of community and the purpose of the body of Christ!  It’s going to take a delicate balance between prayer (meditation) and practice (action) in claiming the courage to be kind!

Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to be kind to those who have hurt us in the past, but what a beautiful blessing it will be to everyone once we do.  Remember that frog with the butterfly atop its head!  Results bring miracles of healing all because of grace. Take advantage in being as courageous as a lion in making peace with being Beautiful You while extending kindness through the grace you’ve been given.  You are equipping yourself with the courage to let everyone witness the Beautiful You, all because of your kindness!

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Every new change and mindset requires courage.  It’s hard to change the way we see ourselves and others and what we think, say or do.  My favorite scripture regarding courage is to meditate on the wonderful words of wisdom written in Joshua 1:9 (NIV) that says: “…Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  It takes a lot of courage to change our mindset through meditation and action, but we need more kindness to make a change in our communities!!!  Let’s start by being kind to others!

I pray you have an amazing week, Beautiful, filled with love and the courage to be kind!

Thank You for being Beautiful You!

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