Those Little Things That Make Me Smile

My life is a blessed one. Deeply, richly, thoroughly blessed. I often enjoy sharing my heart about how God is working in my life to show me the beauty in the everyday with my sweet kids, husband, friends, and family.

Today I plan to be anything but deep. Over the past week or two, I’ve felt some chaotic moments taunt my sanity to the max. In those desperation prayers to get me through, I begged God to get me through day two of no shower or order in the house, and He has delivered big time. I fully praise Him for coming through and keeping all of us in one piece in the process. I also believe, however, it’s important to thank Him for the little things that made a difference.

Things like this drink introduced to me by a friend during a play date. (And may I say the play date itself was therapeutic, too.)

That’s right. Green tea sweetened with honey instead of aspertame. And it’s instant thank you very much. I should also probably point out that my goal in this post is NOT to show off amazing photography or editing skills. I’m posting them straight from my phone thank you very  much.

Next up on my list is this little book.

I’ve heard great thing about “Loving the Little Years” but had never gotten around to read it. I couldn’t have read it at a better time. It’s so, so good. The perfect balance of encouragement and challenge. Plus it’s a slim book because what mom of littles has time to read a thick book?!?

This next items doesn’t make me smile per say, but it’s still a good thing for me.

I love the 30 Day Shred because it actually works. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete a workout, and while it’s a pretty intense workout, I can already tell a difference in the 3 weeks I’ve been using it in how my clothes are fitting. Hallelujah as I bid each article of maternity clothing adieu.

I have a weakness when it comes to sugar. I know it’s true, but since I’m on a quest to be able to wear clothes I like again, I’m working very hard to practice moderation. It’s going much better thanks to my pals over at Hershey. I allow myself a handful of dark chocolate chips when I feel that overwhelming need for sugar. It’s just enough to keep me sane without loading up on calories every day.

This next thing is kind of big in my book, but we got it for a small price.

We happened upon this gem at a flea market last weekend, and it couldn’t be more perfect for our needs. It was completely affordable, totally solid, and matches my current color scheme well. We have never had the ability to comfortably seat more than four people, but now we actually can!!! Look out dinner guests; I see normal dining experiences in our future.

Lastly, I’m really excited about starting this Bible study with some amazing girls I get to minister with at church. We started this week, and I’m excited about the challenge of completing my weekly assignments as I learn more about the book of James.

Happy Wednesday, everyone. I hope you’re finding joy in the little things today as well. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Those Little Things That Make Me Smile

  1. Diana

    “Loving the Little Years” is such an encouragement! I’m pretty sure I need to read it again. And I did the James study last summer and it was really good. A lot of historical context things as well as applications.
    My little joy today – the pediatrician’s nurse giving me two of the good nose suckers. 🙂

  2. Courtney

    Hi! What a great list. So glad these different things are part of your life and making you smile. Congrats on the table – what a find! I know how creating a cozy home at the right price can bring great satisfaction. Hope this week is off to a good start for you!


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