It's the Little Things
I am generally a positive person. I would go so far as to even say perky. I can't help it, I am just excited about things! :-) I have always been this way. I just get excited.
But I have my moments, too, when I am blue. When it just seems like the long haul is so very long and everything is always at a standstill. When I have days like that, it's easy to start looking around at the house and noticing every little thing that's unfinished, or waiting, or just plain broken, and get discouraged.
This week, when I was feeling this way, the sun came out, and I was able to notice the little things.
These are pictures of my family room, such as it is. The walls have holes in them that need to be patched. The windows need trim. There's paint samples on the walls, no floor at all and toys everywhere. And it's going to be that way for a long time!
There's also a comfy couch, squashy pillows, a stack of quilting books on a charming hutch, and right now, a vintage-style pitcher full of cherry branches that are thinking, just thinking, about blooming.
And those toys? Those toys mean that children live here, children that I waited a very, very long time to have.
So I'm not bothered about the patchy walls, the ugly curtains, or the giant stuffed gorilla.
I have a family. I have a garden. I have books. I have friends.
I am thankful. I am blessed.
And everything is going to be okay.
May I a small house
and a large garden have;
And a few friends,
and many books.
both true, both wise,
and both delightful too.
My dear friends, wherever you are, I hope that you have a moment this week where the sun comes out and you can see all the little things.