Happy Things

A special thanks to those of you who perked me up with your empathy and encouragement after my last post. Moody isn't my favorite way to be, but God can take it...and what a blessing that you can, too!

I felt unaccomplished, incapable, overwhelmed and out of control on Wednesday {hence the grumpy spirit}. I was grasping hard...trying to attain peace by getting things done. And when they didn't get done {or couldn't be done}, I was all out of sorts.

But I knew I couldn't stay there for long. Peace feels so much better. My heart knows that peace doesn't come from my efforts, but from trusting in His. And nothing says "I trust you" like a thankful heart {the opposite of a grumpy heart}.

{Just ordered this from Gus and Lula.}

Glad that came in the mail yesterday! And then there was this comment from Robyn in response to my grumpy post. Her words felt like a wild dare for my grumpy heart:
"Indulge in summer this week, Linsey! Indulge!" 
What exactly does it mean to indulge? To take unrestrained pleasure in....I like the sound of that! So today, I'm taking unrestrained pleasure in the simplest of things...enjoying what this day holds instead of focusing on what it doesn't.

Today's indulgences...

A doll fashion show.

A new song.

{She said I could share it with you soon.}


{And memories of Maine.}

The story of the bravest girl in the world.

{Couldn't hold back the tears as we watched the movie last night!}

And even...

...a new backpack!

What about you, sweet friends?
How are you indulging in this summer day?

Happy weekend!


  1. we LOVE soul surfer! In fact it's sitting right here on the counter next to me! And my girls have played american girl all summer! they've even made a movie with them using our camera! I can't believe that summer is almost over! we're trying to enjoy every last second over here too!

  2. I love that you are in better spirits and making the most out of the last days of summer. You are right, His peace is such a better place to be! Great words and pics! {My favorite is the 'tick it' - too, too cute!}

  3. Gorgeous photos of your girls. We've been enjoying our much cooler temperatures with long walks, and eating bowls full of sweet cherries. Cherishing each moment until back to school time comes. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  4. Soul Surfer was the best. We loved it. Glad you week is better. God bless you BIG. :)

  5. Glad you are feeling better....gotta have the lows to fully respect the highs! The pictures of your girls are so beautiful and I am sure that loving them helps your mood :)

  6. love the crisp pictures...the catch the moment beautifully..the backpack is adorable:)
    and that movie! We watched it together last week and I just cried like a baby! It took my heart and turned it to Christ...

  7. Megan, I love that you noticed the "tick it." We were all so tickled by that here in our house. The little girl is still in her! Love that! xo!

  8. You go girl! Isn't is just lovely the way God can just take a word and build around it.

    So fun to see the ways....

    You are a blessing!

  9. okay why can't you live across the street?? my girls would love playing with yours. seriously!!! oh and loved that movie and my big chick has her devotionals:)


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