Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Life is Beautiful

There are certain moments in life that cause me to pause, take a deep breath, and know that life is good.  Those are the rare moments--the moments when joy intercedes.  There are times when my mind sounds like buzzing bees, and there is practically nothing that makes it stop... Until, I hear a favorite song or something inspirational that stops me in my tracks. That's when a sense of calmness envelopes me...Those moments of peace...  Give yourself a break and enjoy the good things in life!

1.   My all-time favorite song by Leonard Cohen "Halleluiah". There are many variations, but today this version stood out to me:  Halleluiah

2.  About a year ago I came across Ann Voskamp's blog, A Holy Experience that was exceptionally written.  I completely forgot about it until a friend posted a link to it today and I was once-again swept away by her poetic, real, graceful writing.  Ann Voskamp is also the author of  One Thousand Gifts.

3.  Take a Seat, Make a Friend from Soul Pancake.  This makes me smile...especially the "teeth" part...

4.  Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst.  I have mentioned this book a million times on my blog.  This book has stopped me in my tracks to re-examine how I communicate with others and gives hilarious real-life examples.

5.  Because all moms need some grace....  So Wonderful So Marvelous blog

What are some things that put a smile on your face, that make you stop in your tracks?

Give yourself some grace today, and take time to slow down to enjoy the little joys in life. 


  1. Just wound up at your blog, and have enjoyed reading through your last few posts! I am a current teacher and boy-mama, so I can relate to you! :))

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I've been finding a lot of teachers through here :)