A Winner and a Guest

First of all Congratulations to A Circle of Sisters winner, Crazy Daisy! Thanks for sharing one of your favorite Christmas songs! Please email me your address so I can send you your book. (My email is brown.jolyn@yahoo.com)

In honor of our giveaway, Sharee Wanner, a contributing author to A Circle of Sisters has agreed to share a guest post about small and simple things. Welcome to the blog Sharee!

Small and Simple Things

A tiny handful of dandelions
When my 19 year old son says, “You’re the best mom in the world!”
Crocuses in the spring
Snow angels
When I text my children—Today is 11/12/13! And my oldest son’s reply is “Silly mommy, Trix are for kids!”
Lunch with my girls
Hot chocolate with whipped cream on a cold day
Holding hands with my husband in church
Grandpa’s cabin
Outhouses in an emergency
Crest toothpaste
The smell of bacon cooking
Reading Cinderella with my Dad
Rolling down the hill after a family picnic at the park
The colors, crisp air and smell of autumn
Reading Harry Potter out loud to my children
Listening to Louis L’Amor audio books on vacation
Ping Pong games with Dad
Camping with my family
Fishing with Grandpa

Small and simple things mean more to most of us than the great and grand. I’ve listed a few of the things that are special to me. Over the years, the things that have meant the most are everyday, ordinary acts of love and kindness; family activities, spontaneous moments. They are different for each of us. Baby blessings, tying shoes for the first time, passing a spelling test, answers to prayers, giving a ‘secret sister’ gift, a letter from your missionary. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave the rest for another day. Take some time each week to write down some of your memories of the small and simple things that have meant the most in your life. I guarantee that you will come away with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

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