“It’s those small everyday happenings that make life so spectacular.”
I have no idea who originated that quote, but it is a favorite of mine. I am a firm believer in looking for the little things and smiling about them, because small events can have a huge impact on my life. But while little reasons to smile can have a big effect, I have also learned that it is those small everyday happenings that MAKE life spectacular. It’s the choice to buy my husband a jar of green olives stuffed with blue cheese at the grocery store thereby making him smile because he knows I thought of him while I was shopping…and making him smile for that split second today adds a bit of sweetness and strength to my marriage. It is stopping to pray today even when I have other things that are pressing on my mind that builds up my walk with God. It is choosing to slow down and talk to my mom when my brain says race off to finish my chores that adds depth to my family relationships. It is choosing to clean the kitchen instead of giving in to my desire to crash on the couch that adds sparkle and cheer to my home. And when I stop to look at the big picture, I realize that those small choices have built a solid spiritual foundation, a strong, loving marriage, a lovely, relaxing home, wonderful relationships with my family and mother-in-law…and when all of that is put together, it is a spectacular life. Not a life without struggle, but beautiful and wonderful nonetheless, and entirely the result of each day’s small happenings.