Enjoying the Small Things

What is it that is most important to you? What can you not live without? (Other than needing food and such to survive.) For me its hands down my family. My husband and daughter are my world and I can't imagine life without them. All my other possessions are meaningless... of course I like lots of things, but they are just things... they are incapable of love. If I needed to I would get rid of all that I had... and would be fine with just my little family. Sometimes it seems like we get to much clutter in our life, we focus too much on wanting this and that when we should be simplifying and focusing on what is most important to us.

This week I started reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Usually I don't have time to read, but my husband had started reading the book and told me to read a chapter and well now I have to read it all... that's just how powerful it is. From what I've read so far it is really good... it reminds us to focus our energy for a meaningful life. The book is about God's amazing plan for us which is so refreshing... for me anyway. It's a book for all Christians and your only supposed to read a chapter a day... they are small and completely doable for busy people. Anyway it also talks about how important family is... along with God of course.

I've been wanting to share some very inspiring blogs with you and I have one that focuses on family... which is definitely not a small thing but is something sometimes overlooked, taken for granted or takes a backseat when our lives get so busy. Well this family is filled with love, joy, and know how to enjoy the small things in life.

{photo from enjoying the SMALL things}

Kelle Hampton, from the blog enjoying the SMALL things, has such a way with words. Her heartfelt energy bounces off the words she types and hits her readers to warm their hearts as well. Her photography is also amazing and so sweet... she does a wonderful job catching such special moments of her girls and even her hubby at times. She shares some of her struggles she's had to deal with but is so good at focusing on the positive... just take a look, you'll see what I mean.

Take some time today to focus on the ones in your life that mean so much to you. Enjoy them!


Jennifer said...

I agree with you... need my husband! I can't imagine day to day without him. Thanks for sharing this inspiring blog with us... off to check it out now! :)

Sarah B. said...

I love Kelle -her blog is always so uplifting! Thanks for the reminder to focus on the important stuff of life :)

Keri Cleverly said...

Your post is great. Your comments are so on target.....where we focus our energy and time snapshots our priorities. I think your priorities are the important ones. Many blessings will follow.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of that book. It's true...so many things in life are meaningless. Thank you for the reminder.

Playing Sublimely said...

stumbled across your blog...so glad I did. Nice to meet you!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! It's so nice to know people actually read what I post. :)