Each year on birthdays and our anniversary, Sean and I recount all of the good that has happened.
Last night, at dinner, I asked Sean, “Ok….what was your favorite part of year 30?”.
He went on and on.
He couldn’t pick one…instead he listed several of his favorite things, people and events. It was cool to see how the Lord blessed him this past year. If you would have asked him a year ago if he was looking forward to the next 12 months, he might have been a bit reluctant. I quit my job about a year ago and the task of providing income and security for his two lovely ladies, fell solely on him.
However, the Lord provided (he always does) and has blessed Sean with four amazing jobs (why did I doubt?) and a great year in review.
What I heard when Sean was listing his “favorites”?
*Small events matter.
*Old friends and new friends.
*People remember events the most when others take time and effort to show they care.
*Slowing down makes life better. And it is possible to do that….even when you are working alot.
*Traditions are cool. Even when they are corny.
*Sharing common hobbies and interests with those you love is important.
*The best moments are spent doing simple things. Not always fancy or luxurious.
*God fills our cup each day. We just need to look for it.
It made me think about what has been my favorite part of the past year. I loved making that mental list, as I was able to see the true blessings that have been brought into my life.
What about you? What has been your favorite thing in the past year?