The little, big things

Ayda and the red marker experience

Ayda and the red marker experience

This afternoon after reading Psalm 67, I just can’t help but think about all the things I have to be thankful for and how that thanks should turn into praise.  Some things we just take for granted like the fact that we woke up today.  Many didn’t.

There are so many little things that make me happy and bring me so much joy.  They seem small but if you contemplate each of them, one by one, they are really enormous gifts that life would be so dreary without.

For instance, I’m thankful for smiles in general, but especially the smiles that start way down deep inside, the ones that pass through the heart and soul and burst forth birthing more smiles.  Imagine a world where no one EVER smiled, not ever.

And what about laughter?  Laughter is such a beautiful thing, differing from person to person, but always fitting the personality.  We’ve all had those friends with the deep belly laugh, the modest snicker, the snort and the cackle.  Can you imagine the world without it?

I’m grateful for the sense of touch; the fact that I can reach out and comfort my husband or my child with a simple touch, a hug, or a kiss.  What is it about feeling that presence of another that can give you strength or courage to keep going sometimes?  I think about those denied the touch of another and how dreadful that would be.

My point in this little snippet is that we are easily thankful for the big things.  Every day, I thank God for my home and family, job and church, friends and neighbors.  The praise can get routine and not as heartfelt sometimes.  Today, I’m reminded of so many little things that are really big things and of how I take so much for granted in my very blessed life.  This is a reminder to me to be grateful for the seemingly little things and to help others to notice them too.

Be Blessed!

Comments

  1. Thank you for helping us all see the blessings around us, big and small .. .and begin to praise! God bless you more!

  2. Stephanie Oh says:

    Great post! There’s so much truth here 🙂

  3. Such a wonderful post…thank you so much for the wonderful reminders of what to be grateful for in our everyday living! I, too, have been enjoying some of those deep down smiles and laughs lately as you know from my posts!

    I LOVE the picture of your little one – it reminds me of times with my own little girls!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    Patty O

    • Thanks Patty; that pic was from when my granddaughter was recently here visiting – She had a red marker and decided to color her lips instead of the picture! Have a joyous Easter yourself!

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