You might call me bias, but I think I have one of the cutest little sisters ever. Lydia Katherine is two, loves to giggle, and melts my heart with her sweet baby kisses.
As her big sister, I usually keep close tabs on her to confirm she’s not getting into things like the honey jar or dishwasher with glass, which can happen verrry quickly. It keeps me (and the rest of my family!) busy chasing after our little sunshine, keeping her safe, and loving on her.
|My little sunshine <3|
Our little blessing brings me so much joy, but she also teaches me some lessons. Oh, not as in she sits down with me and explains something, no, but through her sweet baby innocence.
Take the other day at lunch time, for example. Her plate was set in front of her, and she happily squealed in delight. “Beaaaans!” While it made me grin, it also challenged me.
How often am I thankful for the little things in life? The things we so often take for granted…the things that go unnoticed. The little things that are included in the “good gifts from the Father.” Maybe the things you take for granted, another person is praying for.
I heard a quote once that said “A grateful heart is a guarded heart.” How true this is. Have you ever noticed how grumpy you feel when you’re complaining or mumbling about something? When I am thankful and content in what my Lord has blessed me with, I am much more joyful and happy.
So, my friend, my challenge to you today is the following…
Be thankful for the little things. Take a moment to show the Lord gratitude for the beans on your plate. Say thank you for the cool breeze on your cheek, for the loving family you have, for the sunshine on your back, for the cozy bed you have to sleep in.
Now, go write your own list! :)
Our God is so good to us, isn’t He?
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18