June 2, 2013

Little Moments :: Happy Heart

"Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light." ~ Franz Grillparzer
I was talking with a friend on Twitter yesterday about moments and how it's the little ones that make my heart happy. The big stuff is great, but I really do think it's the little things that I remember most. It's the little moments that stick out in my mind when I think back to certain times in my life. And it's the little moments that make life so enjoyable! Because the average, normal day doesn't have big stuff happen. Little stuff happens. So I thought I'd share what some my little moments looked like recently! :)

:: quiet mornings with tea


:: spending the day with a dear friend
:: reading a wonderful book on my kindle
:: finding a hardback book on the sale table at barnes & noble for really cheap; one which a friend highly recommended


:: meaningful chats on twitter
:: chatting on the phone with mom
:: hearing about dad's school reunion where he had no clue which piece of silverware to use and when
:: buying a mini series that i've been wanting for quite a while now


:: visits to the library
:: shopping at a favorite bookstore
:: group hugs
:: given leftover party food to take home for my lunch the next day
:: buying wonderful, scrumptious, flaky-crusted, glazed pastries that are yum-O


:: planning trips to go visit my parents
:: hearing about new babies born
:: laughing
:: eating yogurt on a hot day


:: stopping by my cousin's house, getting a giant hug from his children, and hearing "i love you, kara"
:: finding out a loved one is feeling better
:: having silly dilemma's about which dvd to watch first


:: having at least one comment on a post i've written
:: wearing sandals every day
:: winning a blog tour giveaway

It's the little things, the little moments. They may not shout from the rooftops, but they do bring lots of happiness. And happy hearts are magnificent to behold! Because happiness doesn't stay inside, it overflows onto our face where we share it with everyone around us. I hope you have a wonderfully moment-filled Sunday! :)

*note: I have a fantastic cover reveal tomorrow, so be sure to visit again!



14 comments:

  1. Oh, bless Jesus, Kara, yes!

    What a very sweet post! Warms my heart. I think I'd enjoy the little things you mentioned here too! (More and more convinced you we have plenty of things in common :) I really like all of this. Everything you've written. And I'm glad that you're finding happiness in life. In little things. So very important. It enriches life and a lot of time it's though the little things that the wonder, the awesomeness and the Grace of God manifests.

    The Lord bless you dearest. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Ganise! I'm becoming quite convinced that we have plenty of things in common also. Yay for kindred spirits! :D

      The wonder and awesomeness of God is everywhere. We just need to remember to look for it. And remember that there is much to happy about, no matter our circumstances.

      Thanks so much for reading! Our conversation inspired me. :)

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  2. This is lovely! Reminds me of the movie Up, when Russell tells Carl that it's the "boring stuff" - the little things - that he remembers most, like sitting on the curb with his dad, eating ice cream and counting red and blue cars. (Oh, that movie is so sweet! Makes me cry so much.)

    I love the moments you shared, along with the pictures! I totally concur. :) By the way, Northanger Abbey, while the only Jane Austen book I've read so far, is great! I love the PBS Masterpiece movie (Henry Tilney's smile = *swoon*), and the book was enjoyable, too. :) I think you'll really like it if you loved Edenbrooke, as that hero reminded me a bit of Tilney. Love a hero with a sense of humor!

    And that last line of your post makes me so happy! *hugs*

    ~Amber

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    1. Amber, that is an excellent movie! And that scene is so precious. About makes me cry too.

      I've been a little scared to read Northanger Abbey because of the adaptation from the 80s which I did not like, and because I do like the PBS version but heard it's different from the book. So I've been very hesitant. But I got convinced last week to try it. So thanks for more encouragement! Now I'm definitely wanting to read it sometime. Especially with Edenbrooke comparisons! Hero's with a sense of humor are a favorite of mine too. :D

      You know I had to mention it. So excited for you! (I realize I keep saying that over and over. But it's true!! ;)

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  3. This is delightful, Kara. The little things (or simple joys in life) are often the most important or best things about life. They are the "breaks" we take from the harder choices or tasks we encounter every day. Much as I love the small things, I often forget about them. Thanks for this wonderful post!

    Oooh! Both of those miniseries/movies are good. Hope you enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, Rissi. :) And yes, they are easy to forget or not notice. For me too! But I do feel they are important, especially when those harder choices and tasks get me down. When I can find beauty in something, however big or small, whatever hard task may be before me seems much easier to bear.

      I really liked Bleak House! I started it first since I'd borrowed it from the library. It was delightful. Well, as delightful as a gritty Dickens story can be. Esther Summerson really shone a beautiful light! She was a shining light to everyone around her. Such a wonderful character. Now on to Call the Midwife! You know. When I have time to marathon it, because I've a feeling I won't want to stop watching once I start. :D

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  4. :) Those are great moments to remember! I started a list of things to remember with my boy that I will post on his birthday.
    Nice to visit you today! Hope you are well.
    Bethany

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    1. Thank you, Bethany! For stopping by and for your kind words. Looking for the beauty in the small moments of my day really helps keep me going. Especially on the days that the big stuff isn't so fun.

      I love that idea! I shall look forward to that post. :) I am doing very well. And I really hope things are getting easier for you. I think of you often.

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  5. How did you like Call the Midwife?? I'm hoping to get Season 2 soonish. :)

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    1. I haven't gotten to it yet, if you can believe that, Kellie. I've been wanting it for so long, now I have it, and I still haven't watched it yet! How does that make any sense, right? ;) But I watched Bleak House first as I had to return it to the library. Hope to get to Call the Midwife by this weekend. You know, when I'll have time to marathon it. I've a feeling once I start it, I won't want to stop watching! ;D

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    2. If only I'd known you been wanting it - you could have so borrowed mine!! :D I just found out that Doctor Who S7 is FREE on Amazon Prime and I have my Prime trial still sitting there waiting for JUST the right moment to be activated. So, there may just be a marathon in my near future, too! :D

      Enjoy Call the Midwife! I really enjoyed it, although the 5th episode as a slightly disturbing story-line. You'll know it when you see it. The Christmas special was also quite good and now I can't wait to get my hands on S2!

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    3. I hadn't even thought about trying to borrow it from someone! (Totally should have though. I just had a friend ask to borrow mine once I'm finished. ;) I haven't tried Doctor Who. I keep seeing everyone exclaim over it, and I do believe them, but simply haven't decided to plunge in just yet. Maybe someday though! I hope you enjoy S7. :)

      But marathons are fun! Especially if you can watch with a friend. That's how I did with Bleak House anyway.

      Thanks for the heads up. I've seen others mention stuff about how it gets a little graphic or what-have-you. We'll see what I think. :)

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    1. Oh, they are, Juju! They really are. Mmmmmmm. :D

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