Thursday, January 19, 2012

A few of my favorite things

Lately I’ve tried to find joy in the smallest things. Cuddling with Kellen, staying warm through my space heater and/or pugs, sipping hot cocoa while the rain streams down the windows. I guess most of those things are a medium for me to stay warm, but they also warm my heart in a way. I like feeling warm, cozy, and safe.

I often forget how blessed I am to have these securities in my life. A husband who takes care of me, a house to live in, even the talents that my Heavenly Father has given me.

The other day I was at Hobby Lobby getting valentine's decorations (no, it’s not too early. Right?). Afterwards, I began speed walking through the parking lot in the freezing winter air. As I reached my car, I glanced up to the sky and froze. There, streaming across the January sky was a breathtakingly pink and purple sunset. I had to just stare at it—appreciate it. Marvel at it. Life is beautiful, I thought.

I didn’t make any New Year resolutions this year, because, well, I try to constantly have goals in my life. Now I have a new goal. I want to try and understand, be grateful for, and find joy in the small, yet beautiful things that surround my life.


What blessings, talents, or securities are you grateful for?


  1. Ahhhh. This post warms my heart! We share so much in common Hez. Space heaters, hot cocoa . . . I love it! I also love when Taylor makes London laugh, or hearing Lexi's sweet high voice sing, or seeing how much Brighton admires her Daddy's every move. I love laughing with Khyl. I love how being around Mom still brings me a sense of love and security. I love prayer . . . and how much guidance it brings. Thanks for this post, Heather!

  2. *Awwww not Ahhhhh. Completely different words ;)

  3. Thanks Chelly! Yes, we do love our space heaters and hot cocoa. Your family is so sweet and makes me so happy too.


    PS your girls are soooo adorable. Love them!