Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Little Things

Life feels extra stressful and heavy right now - right!?  

Everything from Back to School worries, to COVID, to political chaos, to Afghanistan, national tragedies, hurricanes, sudden deaths and several people I know going through really hard things.  It's just a lot.  I can't even begin to know where to start to fix all of those things, but I can pray for all of the people impacted and do my best to love on the people in my circles. 

I've been trying to look for the JOY in the every day moments 

and focus on the LITTLE THINGS that make me smile.


1 // BOGO Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee - I remembered that this was the last week to use these coupons.  I went and ordered coffee for myself - iced coffee with a shot of mocha and a splash of milk.  I got an extra one without ice and saved it for an afternoon treat.

2 // Fletcher was feeling a little sad at school drop off on Monday.  He headed into school bravely even though I know he was scared.  I had to run by the school mid morning and just happened to be waiting at the office right when he walked by for lunch.  I got to give him a big hug and a kiss in the middle of his school day.  It was so sweet!  He did a double take when he saw me.  It just made me feel so good to know that God cares about all the little details of our life like orchestrating a surprise meet up with Fletcher to brighten both of our days.

3 // Olive's teacher is really great and told her, "Everyone needs an Olive!" Those words totally made her day!  She came home beaming and it gave her a big boost of confidence.

4 // I haven't ever been thrilled with my family doctor.  I stuck with her because I don't go to the doctor very often and it just seemed like a pain to switch.  Months ago I made an appointment with a highly recommended family doctor in our area.  I had my appointment with her yesterday and LOVE her!  She's amazing - asks great questions, really listens, is helping me with some issues I've been dealing with and we bonded over similarly aged kids.  I'm so thankful to have found her!

5 // I have exercised almost every day in June, July and August.  I made a promise to myself and I have kept it!  I am feeling stronger and better about myself than I have in a while.  I made a big shift in my thinking about exercise and it's been a game changer.  Instead of thinking I needed to workout every day to lose weight; I started thinking that I needed to exercise every day to feel good.  It was me time and I wanted to make taking care of myself a priority.  I look forward to hopping on the treadmill every day.

6 // Grocery store flowers.  Kevin ran to the store and came home with these beautiful roses.  He said they just looked like flowers I'd love.  They are gorgeous!


What little things have brought you JOY this week?


  1. I love this! Your post of the little things that bring you joy, brought me joy and a much needed boost. Such an important reminder to see God's hand in the little things, find joy in the little things and do little things to give one another a boost. <3

  2. Love this post and your heart behind it! <3 I feel the heaviness too - it's a rough time we're in for sure. I've been trying to turn music on while I'm making supper so that when Paul comes home from work the mood in the house is light, encouraging and even fun. Sometimes I play worship music, sometimes it's Disney music or my country jams. It's amazing how much it helps!

    1. ooh, this is a good one! Music is so uplifting yet I forget to use that as a boost, especially that time of day!

  3. Great post! It's so easy to get bogged down by the to-do list with littles, as well as the heavier stuff going on in the world. You inspired me about the family doctor...I've been wanting to switch so I'm going to look into it!!

    Little joys here...I'm excited to get out all my pumpkin decor soon. Currently I'm having tea on the porch while the baby naps and the big kids are with daddy and nana at church (we went on vacay this week so just getting unpacked and settled in today). Still getting zinnia blooms from our garden and I love picking them and setting them around in mason jars. Also getting so many tomatoes from the garden finally, and it makes me so happy to see them sitting on my windowsill ripening! :)


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