Tiny Moments of Joy That Got Me Through the Day Today {Five Favorites}

5 Favorites, Joyful / Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Today was…rough. Well, there were some very rough moments but now that it’s all over and the kids are fast asleep I guess the whole day wasn’t completley awful. Coincidentally, at the peak of the rough time today, a friend of mine posted this on Facebook (and I hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her) –

At the time, I was too infuriated with the situation I was dealing with to comment but I “liked it” and stifled a quick prayer asking God to help me do this…later. I didn’t get to write anything down, but I used my phone camera (a.k.a crappy camera) to remind me of some of the more joyful teeny tiny moments from the day. This proved very therapeutic and helped end the day on a better, more positive, note. I’m also incredibly thankful for my wise, level-headed, and patient husband and a friend who reached out and offered help when I needed it even though I was trying to pretend like I didn’t. πŸ˜‰ (Thank you!!) So without ado, I’m linking up with Hallie’s Heather’s (Mama Knows, Honey Child) Five Favorites to share…

My Five Favorite Tiny Moments of Joy That Got Me Through the Day Today:


Opening my book and finding this silly picture my 4-year-old drew for me and wants me to use as a bookmark. It makes me smile every time I see it. He drives me crazy but I love his goofiness.


Listening to my eldest son read a whole book aloud to me. It made up for our rather terrible morning today.
We made it almost all the way through the book without any interruptions…almost.


Evening Girls Only bike ride with my daughter. It’s hard to find time just for her and me so I’m relishing these solo bike rides with her.
I can’t believe how big she’s getting! Sigh.


Yup, he’s still my baby. We had a bonding evening nursing session filled with milky giggles and stinky feet in my mouth.


And we ended the day with a brisk evening stroll with my husband, our dog, and our baby with lightning bugs for the perfect mood lighting.

How about you? What little moments of joyful treasures can you find from your day today?

4 Replies to “Tiny Moments of Joy That Got Me Through the Day Today {Five Favorites}”

  1. I’ve had a particularly rough year, and a friend of mine at church challenged me to make a list of things that I’m thankful for, and to shoot for 1,000 things. I’ve taken the back pages of my journal and am working backwards through my journal. I’ve only gotten to about fifty so far, but it seems to help!

    1. Hi Carla, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging and helpful comment. Yes, I think the key to getting through the “rough” is by focusing on the good we have to be thankful for. I do have a journal and when I’m feeling like I’m falling into a spiral of doom I lock myself in the bathroom and let it all out. It helps so much to do that through a pen and onto the paper – better than taking it out on family/friends. Thank you for reminding me though how important it is to focus on our blessings. I hope that your year will be filled with so many blessings that you’ll almost forget about the rougher times. πŸ˜‰

  2. Joel here-I liked this post. It reminded me of that movie I recommended to you tonight-About Time. It made me want to see all the beautiful details of the day, like you’ve done in this post. I love the way Zelie swivels her hips to make her dressed twirl and the way Xavey stands with his belly sticking out. Gus’ musical laughter. Jude’s smiles are gold. I’ve been trying just to stop. and notice how gorgeous of a profile Jackie has, just to etch all these things in my memory. Wonderful post. You should make this a re-occurring post.

    1. Thanks Joel for your precious comment – precious to me because I love your comments. I love the way Zelie swivels around in her skirts too – so adorable! Yes, it is so important to take time to capture the joy and beauty in our day. I’ll try and do it more often, thanks.

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