Monday, July 23, 2012

Collect Moments, Not Things

When your Summer is all a buzz, and you are tempted to love the gifts instead of the Giver, find contentment in the simple.  For the simple things never disappoint; it's the big things that do.  The big things that we think mean so much, but they just leave you wanting.  The simple joys of life cost little, and give the biggest paybacks.  Their rewards are necklaces full of flowered graces and perfumes of mercy sweep across the heart.

Summer breezes, windows wide and hair wild with anticipation.
Children's laughter and giggles as street lights glow and dusk rolls in.
Flip flops that flap with sparkly paint on toes.
Ice cream on a cone smelled like sweet waffle.
Babies are born and babes take their first step.
Old wise saints are ushered into glory; their testimony never dies.
Married couples walk through fire and come out with ashes turned to beauty.
Souls find rest in God alone and find the peace and purpose they longed for.

So when you move past the stuff and the things that tempt to trap you, remember they don't ever stand the test of time... the simple things do.  So today, stop... and start collecting moments, not things.  Take those mental snap shots and hold them tight and pack them away in the storehouse of your heart... safe and sound. 


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  1. I love this, thank you so much for sharing it. I needed that today.

  2. Beautiful post, Traci!

  3. This is such a good reminder. I was thinking of this today! :) HOW TRUE! TRUE! TRUE!

  4. I love this. It has been a hard lesson for me to learn (and some days I have to re-teach myself}, but these moments with our kids are short and must be treasured.


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