Simple, Basic, and Precious!


“When I think of happiness or joy in this life, I begin with some experiences that are simple and basic. I see the expression on the face of a one-year-old taking those first steps. I think of a child loving a puppy or a kitten. If the more mature have not dulled their physical or spiritual sensitivities by excess or disuse, they can also experience joy in what is simple and basic.”
~Dallin H. Oakes

I love when I remember to slow down, and observe the simple and basic joys.  Sunday before church, Kennedy was reading Nathan stories.  It just warmed my heart to watch them. Often, in all the busy-ness of day to day and of raising a family, I forget what is most important.  It’s so easy to rush past all the simple things, the small joys . . . the blessings . . . the opportunities to show thanks to my Heavenly Father.  These are moments that just pass by, and you don’t get them back.   Sunday, I chose the better part!  This is something I continue to work on daily!

7 comments… add one
  • Grandmama

    I LOVE this picture! It is so precious! This is a good mental picture to remember when they are being little stinkers as they all can be!! Adorable!!

  • katie

    I LOVE it too! Especially the look on Nathan’s face. He is so into that book. What a cutie! And such a cute big sister too!

  • Annette Larsen

    Thanks for sharing. I am also working on this daily. It’s much easier said then done!

  • Amen! It is so easy to let all these small, precious moments pass, all the while waiting to move on to the next thing. (I call it “the-grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side syndrome” , and I have it.) But, it is so nice to catch those small moments and to be grateful for them.

    p.s. Such a cute picture – definitely a kodak moment!

  • Tara

    Great post! And what a wonderful picture. I love moments like this.

  • Colleen

    Those precious moments are why I love being a Grandma. I can play with the kids and leave the dishes because they will still be there but they will be gone. Thanks for sharing that precious moment.

  • Suzy

    Thank you!! What a good reminder. So helpful to read to Nathan! Makayla was very surprised at how grown up her cousins are getting!!

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