Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s the Little Things


I’m thankful for. . .

Polka dotted umbrellaStranger’s smiles.

Polka dotted umbrellas.

The tapping of leaves falling on the rooftop.

Penguin socks.

The sound of a book’s pages turning.

Babies’ smiles.

Pink cell phone cases.

Those in between moments of sleep where you’re dreaming but half awake.

The smell of overturned earth just after a rain.

NaNoWriMo

The smooth feeling of ivory under your fingertips when playing the piano.

Piano Fingers

When you find a song so beautiful it clutches your soul and brings tears to your eyes.

Open windows.

Fall Leaves Reflection

The reflection of fall leaves on water.

Goofy selfies with my sister in the car.

Bare footprints in the ground.

The delighted chaotic sounds of children playing.

Nonsensical late night conversations.

Freshly washed sheets.

Buying a new book.

The faint rumbling of distant thunder.

The imprint of pencil on fingers after drawing.

The pink and purple and orange glow of sunsets.


Sometimes it’s the smallest thing that can bring out the greatest joy—the sound of a loved one’s footsteps coming up the stairs, a child’s dimpled smile, a gentle breeze blowing through the window. God has created a beautiful world full of millions and millions of things to be grateful for. And I don’t want to miss them.

Struggles often blind my view of the beauty around me. I focus so much on dark things I forget that God’s light shines in every moment of every day. We just have to be willing to look for it and always keep our eyes on Him.

I never want to take for granted the tiny gifts in life God has blessed us with. I want to remember that no matter how dark life may seem, there’s ALWAYS something to be THANKFUL for.

1 Thessalonians 5 18

(Click the link for my original "It's the Little Things" post.)

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely post!

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    1. Awww, I'm honored you think so. Thank YOU!

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  3. *deep breath* *slowly growing smile* *hugs laptop* ^_____________^
    You have such beautiful thoughts Lauri. :) :) Eeep. I don't even know how you come up with such lovely posts. <3 Such good thoughts, thank you for this! ^__^
    What you said about a song, and buying a new book--yessss. ^____^ <3
    Also I didn't know penguins had socks! XD (Kidding, kidding.)

    LOVELY POST THANK YOU <3

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    1. CELTI YOU PRECIOUS THING. You give me the sweetest comments!!! <333

      Books and songs, yesssh. Definitely things I'm grateful for! ;D

      Bwahaha! Well, it IS cold where they live after all. XDDD

      I'M SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT!!!

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    2. And Happy Thanksgiving to you my dearest Lauri Elf!! <3 You are one of the things I am the MOST thankful for today. ^____^ *big hugs* I'm always thankful for my Lauri and your lovely presence online (and in person!!) and all your encouragement and being there and just eeeeeeee. I can't express my thankfulness for you adequately. Thank you. ^_^ Know that while I'm on the road today trying to write my NaNo I will be thinking of you and how much you mean to me! <3 ^___^ I hope you have the best Thanksgiving ever!!

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    3. Oh my goodness, Celti. I nearly had tears in my eyes and got this warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart reading thing. This...just...I have no words! YOU ARE THE SWEETEST!!!!

      Can I echo everything you said? Because that's EXACTLY how I feel. You're my sunshine, you make life so much brighter. I don't know how I ever functioned without meh Celti. God has blessed me so, so, SO much putting you in my life. I'm so thankful!!!!!

      I love you! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. <333

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  4. This is beautiful. :] Sometimes, quite often actually, we need to be reminded of the things we take for granted. And this is perfect!

    So sorry I've been absent from commenting. . . Trying to catch up!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving, my friend!!!

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    1. D'awwww. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

      Oh goodness, don't apologize! I haven't been commenting whatsoever. Ever since NaNo all my commenting stopped pretty much completely. But I have been reading all of your posts and love each and every one of them. <3

      You too!!! Hope it's a blessed one.

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  5. I'm thankful for so many of those things too! Thanks for reminding us of the simple pleasures God puts in our lives.

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    1. You are most welcome! It's just something God has been reminding me lately and I wanted to share it. ^_^

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  6. You have a way of making simple things into poetry. I love it!

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    1. O_O That...that is one of the nicest things I've ever been told. Wow. I don't even know how to respond! THANK YOU!!! I've never, ever, ever, EVER considered myself a poet. Thank you so much, you precious thing you! <3

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