Gratitude is becoming more a part of me than ever before.

Maybe it's because we're moving, and I'm having to appreciate the 'little things' more than ever.
Maybe it's because I started a gratitude journal, and looking over the 'little things' that I wrote down
make me happy more than once.
Maybe it's because my perspective about the 'little things' is being changed by Him.
I don't know, but I don't hope it stays this good;
I hope it gets better.

I'll show you a little glimpse into my gratitude book because I think it does everyone good
to think about their own 'little things'.

#111: "From Deep Within". 
     (the Hebrew song we love so much.)

#167: Alexander's smiles.
                                   (My little cousin. Be jealous. Be very jealous.)

#190: Words of Truth that hurt.  

#199: Yellow Envelopes
                           (Because this means I got a letter from Monica. That is not something one takes lightly.)

Set of 50 A2 Envelopes Yellow Sunshine DIY Materials Supplies Invitations Notecards Packaging Business Marketing. $10.50, via Etsy.

#202: A stack of letters waiting to be answered.
           (Because that means I have people who send me some in response.)

#261: Lightening bugs mixing with the stars.

#267: "the kneeling christian"
(This book has literally changed my life. 
If you're struggling in your prayer life, 
or even if you think you just haven't reached the depth of prayer you would like to,
get this book. 
It's worth it.)
                         The Kneeling Christian. Highly recommend!      Book is also in Public Domain:

#292: Eye sparkles and big smiles.
(Take me baaack ...)

#316: The last drops of day staining the trees dusk.


#321: Little sister's hand in mine. 

#324: Antique love. 
(There is nothing quite so wonderful as old couples still in love.)
old couples | Tumblr              

#332: Little girls' dirty feet.

#355: Old photo memories.

#358: Keeping a straight face after receiving a stinging brother highfive.

#376: Jocelyn. 
(There is no one in the world quite like Jocelyn. 
Her sincere personality is inspiring.
Her bluntness is my favorite.
If anyone would try to be like her, they would utterly fail,
because no one can say the things that she says in quite the same way, 
so there are plenty of 'you had to be there' moments with her. 
She is the one who sends us all into fits of laughter on Tuesday night Wallhouse Bible Studies
which convinces people that we don't actually have Bible study, 
we just get together to tell jokes. 
We love you Jocelyn.)

#383: Generosity. 
(People continue to amaze me by their giving-ness, whether it's something small or something huge.. 
Generosity is actually still alive people, don't give up hope. )

So, I guess to sum things up, 
I've learned that there are no 'little things'.
Little things, added up, become the big things that change our lives, 
whether it's for the worse or for the better.



  1. Christy!
    God seems to be working the very same things in our hearts ... gratitude has been stirring in me All Day ... and you have beat me to blogging about it, which is a good thing, because you did it better than I ever could have ... I love you.

  2. Wow. me too! So much of what God has been teaching me.
    Not to get so caught up in all the huge, hard changes that I miss His blessings in my life right now.

  3. aahhh. Thanks for letting me glimpse. Thanks so much. It's s sweet most. The "antique love" is my favorite.


  4. Beautiful post Christy! I could cry at the thought of you all being in such a far away place for such a long time but God will be with you all! Love you, Dorothy