It’s the Little Things That Bring Us Joy

Last week, Keary and I took a mini vacation to South Padre Island, Texas, about 6 hours from out house.  We stayed at a nice hotel about a block from the beach.  It was a short walk and I was ok with that, but would have preferred to stay on the beach.  We lived in Florida for five years so my beach standards are high.  When we got to the beach, there was seaweed on the beach; not a lot, but it was there.  Also, I was expecting the water to be blue, but it was not.  It had a slightly brown tinge to it, not too bad, but not blue.  Also the weather was not perfect, it was overcast the majority of the time we were in South Padre. Now I had a choice to make.  I could be bummed out because the beach was not up to “my unrealistic perfect standards” or I could enjoy God’s beautiful creation.  It took me about 5 minutes to get with the program and to decide that my trip was a gift from God!  I thoroughly enjoyed the time Keary and I had together.  It’s the little things that bring us joy!!!

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My daughter lives in Africa and she called me to let me know that their African cook was making mac and cheese (her favorite food) for dinner.  While she was on the phone, I heard a Whoo!  Hoo!  from one of her roommates.  They were so excited and grateful to have something we take for granted here in America.  Granted African cheese is kind of nasty, but it was mac and cheese.  It’s the little things that bring us joy!!

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Big things bring us happiness for a short time and then we have a let down, but those little things that God brings our way; they are the things that bring us joy!

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About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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One Response to It’s the Little Things That Bring Us Joy

  1. Rebeca Jones says:

    “Big things bring us happiness for a short time and then we have a let down, but those little things that God brings our way; they are the things that bring us joy!” I had honestly never thought of this–it is so true! It is definitely the small blessings that seem to bring the most satisfaction to my soul. Well said, and thought-provoking!

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