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Friday, November 25, 2011

the little things

As I sit fireside, sipping a cup of Chai tea and sniffling (fighting a nasty cold and cough that I can't seem to get rid of), the family sitting around the room on big chairs under down throws as they flip through the channels on tv - from Hallmark Christmas movies  to Black Friday news- I am realizing how thankful I am for the littlest things. Yes, I am of course forever grateful for the big ones..the ones people commonly reference at Thanksgiving dinner like, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my sweet family, dearest friends, and (as my precious friend of mine told me yesterday, she is thankful for "a place to live and a car that drives.")

I am thankful for the small things.


Thankful for  little things like hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows, freshly laundered sheets, Christmas lights, my little leather Bible, candles that smell like sugar, handwritten letters in the mail, fall football, reading the Psalms, Keith Urban's songs, a new shade of Essie nail polish, a long phone chat with a kindred spirit, mornings and new beginnings, second chances.

Reminded to not only enjoy the small things, but to be faithful in the little things.
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much."
{Luke 16:10}

And of course, reminded that I cannot do these things in my own strength but only through the grace of God.
 happy weekend, loves.
xo
Erin

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the "small things with great love" poster. :)

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  2. Just found your blog and am your newest follower!
    I totally agree that it's appreciating the little things in life make each day a little better!

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  3. I love thinking about the little blessings in my life...Christmas lights are definitely making me happy right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I would love for you to go enter my first giveaway too! I am giving away one of my church's new worship albums.

    http://brandonandchristinabrown.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-very-first-giveaway.html

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  4. Love your blog and encouraging spirit! New follower! I'd love to swap buttons for December! email me at missusrobie@gmail.com and we'll get connected. :)

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  5. Happy I stumbled across your blog :) Great post, reminding us all to have faith and hope and love during this time of thanks (even though my Thanksgiving was last month I still feel grateful reading all the blog posts from the US!)

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  6. love your blog! first time here and it's so cute : )

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  7. Hey there, sweet girl! Just stepped over from the Indie Christmas link party. I think I love you already. Sensitive and romantic, homeschooled, pastor's kid, Christian college-educated... hello, reflection in a mirror! :) Looking forward to maybe being bloggy friends! xoxo Alanna

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  8. Hi! I'm stopping by from the followers fest! I love your blogging style. I definitely look forward to reading more! :)

    xoxo

    MacKensie
    http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

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  9. looks like a perfect thanksgiving :)

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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