It’s the Little Things That Count

As I reflect on the past four years, I realize that my grumbling, complaining, and feeling sorry for myself taught me something so simple:


little things, life, count



It is easy to list some of the simple things for which I am grateful:

  • God’s promises of healing
  • A simple smile
  • The words “I love you”
  • My husband cooking, cleaning, and more
  • A phone call from your son while he’s traveling on business
  • A short visit from your next-door neighbor
  • Bags of meals for several nights picked up by the same neighbor
  • Thoughtfulness from anyone
  • Numerous healthcare givers treating you well
  • The first sight of spring 2019 when Bob rolled me in a wheelchair outside the rehab center to see the daffodils blooming
  • The day I learned I was going home
  • How good my own bed felt after three weeks in the hospital and rehab
  • Enjoying the answered prayers offered by many friends and family members


simple things, little things, extraordinary things


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12 thoughts on “It’s the Little Things That Count

  1. Sherrey, I celebrate with you for the good health and freedom from pain you’re enjoying these days. It’s been a difficult path for you. Our perception becomes our reality and, like you, being mindful of simple things has changed my experience of being in this world too. Don’t get me wrong, I still grumble and complain, but finding the way out of those dark woods becomes easier over time. So appreciate your perspective. 🙂

    1. Linda, I am humbled by your kind and gracious words. “Our perception becomes our reality” truly states how I’ve been looking at things recently. And yes, I still grumble and complain too, but it’s so much easier to lift myself up and out of the dark. Thanks for being a faithful support to me and this blog.

  2. I can certainly identify with your months of struggle. A couple of years ago, I too (for sanity’s sake) had to focus on the little things for which I was grateful…otherwise my pain and discomfort would’ve consumed me. Glad you’re situation has improved 🙂

    1. Sara, my friend, we’ve traveled similar journeys and you can understand me so well. The little things and focusing on them can refresh the mind and the spirit so fully. Thanks for your gracious words.

  3. What an uplifting post that speaks of your gratitude despite so many health challenges and setbacks, Sherrey. It inspires me and strengthens my hope. Thank you. Wishing you many more pain-free days. Blessings,dear friend.

    1. Kathy, dear friend, you inspire me! You too have been through so much and not just health issues. You and Wayne had to leave the farm you loved so much, and you’ve had multiple hospital trips in the last few months. And yet, you keep on giving part of yourself to the writing community online. You are a miracle woman! Thanks for your wishes for more pain-free days and the blessings! May God bring you improved health and peace in the days and weeks to come.

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