Tuesday, May 22, 2012

the littlest things

Sometimes when life gets hectic and things don't go as planned, we feel defeated. we feel frustrated. we feel bummed. but then it's like God switched the light bulb on above our heads and we remember things that makes us smile. things that make us chuckle. things that brighten our day.

the littlest things are profound. they make an impression in our hearts and we make memories worth keeping.

one of these cheery little  things was this: I left a note for my mailman and here's what he replied THAT same day! So kind!

and then a few days ago, my little bird friend p was hanging out with me and she wanted to take the pictures herself. she cuddled next to me with the camera strap attached to the camera on her wrist and we took a few self-photos. They aren't perfect and that's what I like best about them. one unexpected shot, one planned, one whatever!

my little bird has such a big heart for her tiny body. she is so giving and always wants to help whenever possible, even if one doesn't need help, you make up a job for her. With so much energy, she can't help but love full force. There is something to be learned from children. Their innocence and well intentions can never be denied. Even though she may start to annoy me with her constant, repeated questions, I am so thankful that i have know her since she was 6 weeks old and she's now 4 and a half. Twenty five years younger than me and I learn from her! I can't help but smile whenever she's around.

Children know how to love best and to make the best of whatever given situation because they trust their parents. Yeh, they may have a crying fit or get an attitude for 5 minutes if/when they don't have their way, but they get over it and continue to be happy & playful! Why can't i be as trusting with my Heavenly Father! Why do i become full of doubt and worry with the troubles of the world? Just like our earthly parents, God is watching out for us, He protects us, He fights for us, He loves us with a perfect love!

philippians 4:6, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done."

there is far more goodness & kindness (like the mailman mentioned above) in existence than evil & cruelness. we've all been faced with rude, negative people who don't seem to have a heart, and even though i may sometimes say bad words toward them in my brain!(i'm human), i deeply think that these are the ones who really need praying for and perhaps really need a friend. As difficult as it can be to do, i need and want to be compassionate being. Just like a child is so quick to forgive and embrace, i hope to emulate that kind of love.

p.s. I forgot to add that i guest posted yesterday over at The Houtz House party for my dear friend Kelly while she's on vacation! Go check it out and leave her a love comment, she's amazing and so much fun!


Amanda said...

What a sweet post, Brittany! :) Have a good week.

Pamela said...

I just want to say I really look forward to your post and am so glad I found you. You are so sweet and make me smile. The world has to be a better place with you in it!

Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

Hi Britt, I loved your post over at Kelly's blog. You always make me me smile :) I'm subscribed to your email updates now, that's how much I enjoy your blog! Blessings!

Brittany said...

pamela, awhhh thank you so much! makes me feel good to know that others like my posts lol. You are sweet! I enjoy reading your blog too. There are so many fabulous women bloggers out there. It's hard for me to keep up with everyone! lol

Kendra-Thank you! Your comment means so much to me. I am subscribed to your email updates as well! :)

Pamela-kendra,both of your comments made my day!

Brittany said...

and you too amanda!! :)

Amanda said...

It is great to know that there are people out there that remember the little things. There will still always be those people you say mean words about in your head, but as long as you realize how many greater and more thoughtful people there are out there, the better off you will be! And God is right there with you helping you cherish those special people!