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Entry Date: 2016-06-01 10:09:11
Subject: In the summer of enjoy the little things.......

 In my summer of enjoy the little things I have already noticed a few things.  I will share.  

When I start out, jotting down a list throughout the day of things I am grateful for, I can look back and see that I usually start out with material things.  I have looked back over my thankful journals from years past, same thing, I start out with the material.  For instance: a fan, my pretty box, a good book to read, an organized bookshelf, a shower to stand under, spinach to chop, cold water to drink.  

Then, I move past the stuff and get down to the eternals, the forevers, the joys to my soul and restorers.  There we have: my son at the table studying at 5am, Bubby choosing honesty, my kiddos to do life with, Perla bringing her Bible book to tutoring, friends coming for dinner, new mercies, forgiveness for the already mountain of sin I made this morning.  And in this I see a great truth.  The eternal things that bring joy and life are never little once I notice them.  They may seem small and insignficant, but they never are.  So I want my days to be full of these eternal life changing moments.  I can seek the eternal and let the other fall by side.  

We know this, but do we do it?  Or do we let the troubles and stuff take our time and our joy?  

So a slight rephrasing.  Enjoy the little things that are never quite as little as they may seem.

Happy day,



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