But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:8
“Some Italian sausages and candles, and we have ourselves a nice evening together with the family,” my mother-in-law stated matter of factly as we sat at the dinner table.
And I thought to myself that life is really about the little things, the tiny details, yet they are most amazing blessings in life.
Humans are constantly seeking bigger and better.
We want bigger houses. Better health. More money. Fancier clothes. Faster cars. Etc, etc.
But what about the things we already have?
God has blessed us with so much undeservingly. It’s hard to even grasp completely with our minds.
Life will never be absolutely perfect or the way we want it, but appreciating what we have and thanking God for all our blessings at the given moment will indeed make you a much happier person.
What are the little things that make you happy? If you’re like me, you might make a list. Read over it once in awhile, especially on a bad day. Not a list-making kind of person? It’s ok! Ponder on all your favorite “little things” and thank God for them!
Marta’s Favorite Little Things in Life:
-My husband’s smile and green eyes
-My 4 year old son telling me “I love you”
-My baby girl’s sweet laugh
-Birds chirping, greeting me in the morning
-A hot shower at the end of a long day
-Sunny + warm day
-Sound of ocean waves
-Smell of fresh coffee brewing
-As well as fresh cut grass
-Baby toes…they are just too cute
-Clean laundry all folded
-Kids telling me “Can you always be our teacher, Mrs. Podgayskiy (I’m usually the substitute)
This list can keep going and going. And I will probably find myself coming back to it toadd more. God truly is good to me and to us all.