Finding Joy in the Small Things

Our first asparagus spears poking up through the dirt


The obnoxiously loud, insistent chirp that lets us know a Pileated Woodpecker has graced us with his presence


A glimpse of deer behind our fence at dusk


The first iris blooms

Iris Bloom

All of these seem to be such small things, but they fill my heart with joy.

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by this cluster of symptoms called fibromyalgia and start down the road to a full-blown pity-party, but then I’ll have one of these joyful little reminders that life is a gift, full of wonderful surprises. My spirits lift and off I go to face another day.

Please share some of the small things that bring you joy!




  1. I love watching the birds eat at the bird feeder, I love feeling the warm breeze, I love looking at the moon at night before I go to bed, I love sitting and spending time outside, I love the weeping willow tree in my backyard, I love that Spring is finally here and that Summer is coming. I love the pictures that you posted…that Iris is gorgeous. Enjoy your asparagus!! 🙂

  2. Terri, you are so right. It is the little things that bring us joy! I love seeing the first tulips come up! I even simply laugh when my dog comes to the door filthy wet and muddy because she has decided to go swimming and role in the mud… what a grand time she must have had! There is so much joy for us to find. Thanks for sharing this post.~Kim

  3. Great post and beautiful pics. I enjoy hearing the birds chirping and seeing a cute bunny hop across the green lawn because I startled him as I open the garage door to head to work at 5:30 am. I enjoy hearing my brother who has DD, describe his day and ask about my day and about each of my family members. I love coming home at the end of the day and being greeted with a hug and kiss from my recently retired hubby. My future is bright – I gotta wear shades 🙂 thankful for transition lens- which means I have shades on all the time. Thankful for you my friend who reminds me often to pause and Enjoy the many blessings – no matter the size.

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