It’s The Little Things…

ByAngie

It’s The Little Things…

Lately, I have been finding peace in the little things in addition to Jesus. Kind of like, stopping to smell the roses, so to speak.

As some of you may know, Diania and I are starting a business that will run out of this very website with help from our fellow bloggers to raise money for missions (including building wells in Ghana, Africa! WOO HOO!), domestic violence survivors, and inner city children’s ministries. This has been an extremely busy time in my life, and I cannot even begin to tell you how exhilarating and stressful it all is at the same time. I love doing it though!

Now that I’m probably the busiest I’ve ever been in my entire life, I’m even more grateful for all of those small things that I was grateful for before but didn’t realize just how much I neglected them or took them for granted. Little things such as the following, in no particular order…

  • My family. They’re actually a big thing, but you get the drift.
  • A cup of coffee, sipped on while doing nothing else but reading.
  • My library card
  • My library!
  • Conversations with friends
  • The therapy that comes from time spent at a sewing machine. Oh, how I’ve missed it.
  • A smile on the face of a stranger as I walk by… without even smiling first!
  • My fellow bloggers. Another big thing, but they’ve really picked up the slack for me lately!
  • God’s forgiveness (Really not so little either… Maybe I should re-title this???)
  • Deodorant
  • Dry shampoo (Yes, I went there…)
  • Patience
  • Prayer
  • The ability to read
  • My Bible
  • All of you that read!!! (Not a little one either… but I love you and just wanted to let you know!)
  • Good music
  • Date night
  • Baby wipes
  • Uncrustables sandwiches, for days when lunch time sneaks up on the kids and me.
  • Ranch dressing
  • A wonderful pediatrician
  • Sales & coupons

I could go on and on and on… But I think I’m boring you by now.

Thank you, Lord, for all of these not-so-little things! And all of the big things too!

What are your little things?

 

About the author

Angie editor

Angie, a mother of 5, currently lives in the Inland Empire area of Southern California with her husband of 19 years, Bobby, & 4 of their children. She is a non-custodial mother of 1 that lives with her during the Summer. Angie is a stay at home mom, homeschooling all 3 of her younger children. (She plans to homeschool her children through high school graduation.) She’ll be the first to admit she is human & full of flaws. Every day she praises God for His grace & mercy on her life. She’s lived in 5 different states, loves to craft & sew, and is what you would call a “Disney Geek” since birth. Dreaming of one day returning to school, her free time is spent studying and attempting to play piano. If you have any questions or for any other reason need to contact someone about this blog, she is the one to contact. You can email her at Angie (at) RaisingStickyHands (dot) com.