It really is the little things that bring happy sparkles into your life! Laughing is at the top of my list, but there are certain events that come to mind – and won’t likely be leaving my mind anytime soon. I hope I can hang on to all the happy sparkles and think on the positive aspects in every circumstance.
If we can re-live these little moments when the going gets tough, it not only brings a smile to our face, but it puts a little more courage and self-confidence in us. These are moments when we were successful and happy and ready to high-five everybody!
- One morning I tried for the umpteenth time to flip an egg over without breaking the yoke. In 54 years of life I have never flipped an egg over without the yoke breaking, but guess what? I carefully scooped the egg up with the spatula and flipped it over – and it was intact!!! That was the best egg sammich ever!
- Writing is my passion and music is my life. Imagine my surprise when I was asked to write about music and got paid for it! It’s not even about the money, but it’s about the words I write being read and appreciated. There’s no better feeling to be sure. Everyone wants to be appreciated.
- A friend recently asked if she could come to my house and listen to me play the piano. I asked how long she had exhibited signs of instability – and she laughed and told me she was serious. What a boost it was to know that she enjoyed hearing me play. It gave me more confidence in the face of uncertainty.
Happy sparkles are gifts that God gives us. He delivers them to us in many ways, through others or even when we’re alone with Him. When we count our blessings and remember the happy sparkles along the way, we become the joyful Christian that Jesus wants us to be!