Things That Make My Day, Any Day.
I think it's important when the world is swirling around us with its maelstrom of disappointments, confusion, and worries to take stock of the little things that make us happy. It's a sanity-preserving thing to do. Even though the big picture may seem pretty murky sometimes, we know that our Heavenly Father has the whole thing in the palm of His hand. And that is the greatest comfort in the long run, but there's also immediate rest in the here and now. We can always find an eye in the storm by focusing on the good things close to our eyes and within reach of our hands. So, because we're in the midst of our own personal little squall here with Dan's job situation in turmoil -- in the middle of the bigger storm of a world that sometimes seems to be spinning out of control, and because Alena asked me, here is a list of:
The Things That Make Me Happy
* My friend, Arlene's, cinnamon rolls.
We bought a dozen of them at the church bakesale yesterday...
and I've been so anxious for some small picture happiness
that I've eaten three of them.
And I don't regret a single calorie.
(No, I really don't. I just told the kids: You snooze, you lose!)
* Same goes for the cheesecake Alena made for us last week.
(I'm not divulging how much of that I ate...)
* Making up stories about my kitchen window collection of funny little chefs. Makes me smile while I do the dishes...
* Finding a five dollar bill in a coat pocket.
And buying a Starbux Venti Mocha with it -- Justifiable found-money spending, doncha know...