02 Dec It’s the Little Things
“It’s the little things.”
Have you ever said this?
It’s a very ambiguous statement.
“It’s the little things” can be what drives you crazy (which is more often my intention) or what matters most.
I’ve been reading many stories recently where people are enjoying the little things more in this season.
Some attribute it to having more time to take part in them. Others are merely noticing little things more in the reduction of noise.
- Eating meals together as a family
- Enjoying nature for pleasure instead of sport
- Getting into shape or adopting healthier habits
Ok, well, some of those things aren’t as much little things that need appreciating as they are things we don’t make time for. But, people are doing more of these things.
There are also things you notice or appreciate because they’re gone or limited:
- In-person church services
- Non-zoom staff meetings
- Going to the movies–in a theater
- Family gatherings
- Seeing people smile
I know I didn’t appreciate some of these things when they were available.
If nothing else, this year has given us time to figure out what means the most to us, where our focus is, and what our priorities are.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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What little thing do you have a new appreciation for?
What do you miss?
What are your blessings?
Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God.