Happy in the everyday

I’m linking this up over at Kate Motaung’s for Five Minute Friday. Every week a one-word writing prompt is given and writers have five minutes to share.

This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.


I feel like this is such a repeated topic for me but it’s so dear to my heart that I can’t stop talking about it. Finding happy right where you are. Seeing the joy in the everyday moments. In the messy, crabby, silly, overwhelming, over-touched, whatever moments that fill up your life.

That’s where I want you to find happy. To pull it out and see it in all it’s unglorious glory. Yeah, unglorious isn’t really a word but I’m making it one. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

— Ecclessiastes 3:11-13 (NLT)

This whole life is His, not ours. Everything before and everything to come is His. What a better way to show thanks to our Creator than to enjoy it and spread the joy that we find, no matter how that joy looks. When I share my weekly joy on Mondays it is often very simple moments. It’s the kids playing playdoh or a new color of nail polish. It’s going out with my friends for dinner or staying in for a movie with my husband. It’s passing on baby items that I no longer need to a friend that’s expecting. It’s sending a card in the mail for no reason at all. 

Find your happy. 


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