Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just wanted to give you all a BIG thank you! :)

First off, I want to thank you for the lovely comments on my previous post. I was deeply and truly touched, and I am so blessed by each and every one of you. You made my day. (days, really, considering that that post has been up since Monday.)

As I said previously, those precious things in life are what stick with us--what really matter. Those are what we remember, and what we cherish. The simplest of things can be our most valued memory.

Which is why I'm trying to look at the little things.

So often in life, we are bombarded by the bigger picture--the small things and quiet moments of the day are pushed aside as we embrace the future and look towards whats ahead. The bigger, the brighter, the better. But living life in the sense of a fast-food drive, where we only move ahead to get what's waiting for us, that's something that is unhealthy for us. (see the correlation between the fast-food and this? ;)

If we only live for what's coming, then we are missing out on fundamental pieces of our lives. However, I'm not necessarily saying you shouldn't live like that.

What I'm saying is, you can't only live for that.

The smaller, precious, quiet moments in life are times we should take out of our schedules--they are times we should enjoy. They are moments that can give us peace, or joy, or happiness. A bit of laughter, a smile, love.

Those are moments to live for.

There are times in our lives when we need to slow down and reflect on God and His Word. These are the moments in which we can be touched. There are times when we need to sit down and play with some little kids. Believe me, the things that they say and do can relieve so much stress and help you to laugh again.

And then there are times just to sit and wonder.

When you take a moment to do some random act of kindness--talk with someone, exchange a laugh, a smile--those are things that stick with people. These are things that you can cherish and remember.

This has been a somewhat rambling post, but I'm fairly exhausted at the moment. I just really wanted to let you all know that you've touched my life.

So thank you. :)


  1. Wow Hannah! You are way to old for your age! And a Blessed soul at that! Thank You for stopping by my blog and for your comments...I am so thankful you have your Daddy..and share those precious moments with him still...Gos IS so good to us :) oxoxox

  2. You are definitely a special young lady...

  3. Lovely lovely post, Hannah, dear!

    Life is certainly too short to waste any precious moment. I try to make the best of each day by smiling, laughing, and taking the time to stop and listen to God.

    You are a wonderful, sweet girl and I am glad to be your friend. =D

    Love in Christ,

  4. Hannah - what a precious young girl you are in Christ! Your writings are just beautiful.

    I am so thankful that your dad is OK. I lost my precious daddy when he was just 58 years old and I miss him so much it hurts.

    Keep on blogging for Jesus. May He bless you abundantly!


  5. Love your post, Hannah. It's a great picture as well. I like how you linked a simple picture with a great message.

    I'm proud of you.


  6. Nice post...I just don't know what path to take at this moment, y'know? :(

    I like the picture. NOW I get what the arrow is pointing at. ;)

  7. Lovely post, Hannah. You are so inspirational.


  8. Hello Hannah :)

    I have been so blessed by your blog . . . Thanks for sharing! You are very right . . . Little moments in life truly make up the memories we remember our whole life. It is easy to get so focused on a big goal that all the smaller things disappear . . . But those are the things that matter!

    Much love, <3


  9. Is it possible to go to slow? I understand what you mean when you say we need to slow down, I understand the linking of life to fast food, (unfortunately. Wendy's is just so good! :D) but is it possible to get stuck in a rut, and decide that you don't want to get up and keep going? Send me an email. And I feel stupid asking, butt what is the picture? :?

  10. This post was truly a blessing! It was wondergul to read it and I really enjoyed it. With how busy I am and my erge (sp?) to get things done and not procrastinate, I think and know I really needed this post. Thanks for being a blessing in my day, Hannah!

    I am brand new to blogging (just made my blog today :) ) Please check out my blog if you get the chance,


  11. You are a wonderful girl, Christian, and friend Hannah! i'm proud to be your friend! :)
    on a sidenote - do you have a blog button? could you email me with the code? please ?? :)