Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guest Post: Learning to Remember the Small Things

Hey, it's Jessica again!

  I thought that sense it had been a good couple of days that I better post again.  How are you lovely people doing?  I am preparing for a very busy summer.  I'm going with a friend tomorrow, then on Sunday I leave until Wednesday, then the next Monday I'm going to camp!  Add summer school, helping with VBS and enjoying summer in general, I'm a very busy gal! =)  I hope all of ya'll's summer is going good.  With this in mind I decided my topic should be about how to make sure we don't forget very important things in the middle of all the chaos of normal life.

     It is so easy to overlook the little, but very important things.  Sure, even when we are super busy, we remember to eat, and finish that last homework assignment, and to go to church.  But how often do we remember to slow down and play a board game with a little sibling?  Or go outside for a walk to pray and take pictures?  Or write that letter to a pen pal which has been sitting on your desk for (days, weeks, months)?  Sure the important things are important, and I'm certainly not saying to not do those things, but sometimes we do things that really don't need to be done.  For me, this is wasting time online.  I'm addicted, I admit.  But I'm slowly learning that yes, while keeping a blog is fun and amazing, and I love it, I don't need to spend every free minute on it.  Facebook will be fine without me.  My phone doesn't always need to be within arm's reach.

     Sometimes we just need to take a step back and think about what we spend our time on.  The internet?  On the phone?  Even writing?  These are all good things, but in moderation.  What if I spend 1/2 the amount of time on the internet, and I started cooking more.  What if I cleared up my time at night so I could do school then and save the afternoon for photography and playing games?  And sometime we don't even need to change our schedule.  Maybe you aren't busy enough.  Take up a new hobby.  Learn a new skill.  Spend some time with your siblings.

   Sometimes our lives get into ruts because we do the same thing over and over.  Take a minute, step back, and look around.  Is your mom stressed because of all the work on her shoulders?  Take some of it for her.  Is your brother grumpy because no one will play with him?  Take the time to go to his level and do something together.  

We don't need to make changes in big ways.  Small things matter too. 
And you might just find out in the end that those things that seemed small may have in fact been the truly big things.

~Jessica <3


  1. Aww this was really sweet ! I have a lot of time off school now so I have decided to teach myself German. Unfortunalty it it need the Internet really to do it but it hope I'll be able to freely write german at some point !
    Eb x

    1. That's really awesome! I'm learning (I have to take language for school) Spanish. =) Like, Latin American Spanish, though, not Spain Spanish. lol Being able to write a second language would be awesome! You go, girl! =D

  2. Ah Jessica, you mad me feel loved with the Ya'll and Gal. Great post! =D

    1. Aww, I'm glad. I did both of those without thinking, but after I typed them I thought of you. =) I'm turning southern!!! =O ;)

  3. This is a great post Jessica, I really enjoyed it! Something we all need to be reminded of, spending our time wisely♥

    1. Thanks Abby! I'm glad you liked it! =) Yes, spending our time wisely is something I struggle with a lot, so it is good to remind myself sometimes, also! =) <3

  4. Thank you so much for reminding me Jessica! You are totally right and everything you I was " Yea I know I do that" anyway thank you! This helped me a lot!

    Peace and Love,


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