Enjoying the “Little” Things
By Shelly Burke, Editor
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
I read this quote this morning and have been thinking about it all day! I scrapbooked with several college friends this weekend and of course we talked and laughed about college life and our lives since we’ve been together-- 20+ years! (We also talked about things that 20 years ago I’m sure we never even THOUGHT about—like facial wrinkles, house payments, and our kids who are now in college!)
|Shelly, Mary, and Linda--college|
friends and scrapbooking buddies
As we reminisced, we didn’t talk about the “big” things (classes, careers, or world events); the memories that made us laugh the most were the “little” things—pranks that made us laugh, silly comments and phrases and inside jokes we remembered.
I usually scrapbook specific events, and most often make pages for Cody and Morgan’s scrapbooks. This time I decided to make an album just for me, including pictures that make me smile and remind me of the good times with family and friends.
|I can't remember why my|
sisters and I are doing "jazz
hands" behind my mom...but we
obviously thought it was very funny.
Today, after I read this quote, I paged through the album I completed over the weekend. I quickly realized that even when the pictures were taken at an important event--Confirmation, a winning cattle show, an anniversary or holiday--it was the little things that made those pictures so precious--that millisecond in time that caught the perfect smiles, goofy faces and funny poses and precious moments that I am thankful I was a part of.
I hope that you will take the time every day to enjoy and thank God for the “little” things in life!
Thank you God, for the "little" things. Please help me to always recognize and enjoy them!
Click to read my thoughts, and, more importantly, God’s encouragement directions as for us, regarding the election.)