The little things of life

Throughout my life I have had momentous moments of really saying, “Wow look at all that God has done!”  But there were times, when I was going through a season in life and it just didn’t seem like “big things” were happening.  They were, but I was overwhelmed by the tasks of taking care of little ones or preoccupied by my own things to notice.  Sometimes it takes noticing the smallest of things and being happy in the moment to get you through things.  I was reminded today to be happy and joyful in the little things of life.  What are the little things that bring happiness to my day:

  • a beautiful sunset on the mountains
  • a good book
  • the smile of a baby
  • the laugh from a toddler
  • a good cup of coffee
  • the refreshing breeze on a warm summer day
  • a comfy chair
  • the joy of receiving a letter from a friend in the mail
  • a good nights sleep, undisturbed
  • a snack all for myself
  • an encouraging sermon for my week
  • sparkling clean windows
  • the smell of freshly baked bread
  • a cozy, warm home on a cold winter’s day
  • waking up to a clean home all ready for the day

What are some of life’s little irritations?

  • squabbling children
  • getting your fingers pinched
  • burnt cookies
  • frozen water pipes
  • a weedy garden
  • snow or mud tracked inside
  • spilled milk in the refrigerator
  • socks without a mate
  • new books with torn pages
  • gum stuck on your clothes
  • getting up late
  • mice in your home
  • a road full of pot holes
  • missing tools
  • a speck in your eye

Let us remember to find joy in the little things of life.

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17


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