I’m thankful for. . .
Polka dotted umbrellas.
The tapping of leaves falling on the rooftop.
The sound of a book’s pages turning.
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.
The smooth feeling of ivory under your fingertips when playing the piano.
When you find a song so beautiful it clutches your soul and brings tears to your eyes.
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.
(Click the link for my original "It's the Little Things" post.)