I’ve been enjoying GreaThings this year in a group on Facebook and with instagram this year. The vast majority of our collective “great things” are actually not that big or dramatic. It’s hugs, quiet days, fall colors and cups of tea that add color and joy into ordinary days.
It’s a wonderful way to remember that Great Things don’t have to actually be “big” things. Those little things are just as great as any massive moment.
For me? My week was filled with quick meals, splashing in puddles, a little DIY and a quiet moment remembering that four years ago this week I made a pretty big (scary) decision about pursuing my dreams.
Here’s to another week of celebrating the many wonderful, small moments.
What GreaThings are you celebrating right now?
Four years ago this past week, I decided that I wouldn’t go back to my “real job” after Christmas Break. I was going to give working from home one last, once and for all chance. I was not sad to turn in my letter of resignation, but I was really scared. What if I failed? Almost everyone said I should just forget it and go back to the “real working world”. I’m really glad that I didn’t listen and didn’t give up. Today? I’m not “there” yet, but I am living my dream, working for myself. Right now, we’re making more big, big decisions about our future. This time? I’m more excited, more hopeful than ever before. I’m incredibly thankful for what God has done for me, and how He is helping make this life long dream come true. Blood, sweat, tears and a lot of prayer. :)
I’ve been blogging for over ten years now. TEN YEARS, people! Talk about feeling old. But that’s not the point of this day’s Great Thing. Today is all about the fact that finally, my sister in law (who I’m lucky enough to have called my BFF for more than half of my life now.) has fallen in love with cooking and blogging. It’s so much fun to share a love with both of these things with her. And she’s kinda smashing it with some of her new recipes too. (Instagram: kaylacooksblog. website: KaylaCooks.com)
I love color. This little DIY project was colorful and a resourceful way to repurpose all the little bits of crayon that keep collecting in wake of the budding family artist. And it actually worked out. It felt like an all around win.
Sometimes after some of the days I’ve had lately, food that takes 20 minutes or less to throw into the oven is a huge win. This was one of those days. Great things indeed for working, full time mamas!
One of the greatest things in our daily routine is book time. I absolutely love how much she loves her books. Peter Rabbit is her latest fascination.
The best thing about rainy days is the puddles, of course!