Recently when I open up my lap top and login to Facebook I see so much sadness happening around me. Not just in the world but directly to my family and friends. It is hard enough for me to process so I can only imagine what people suffering through tragedy and loss must be feeling. Sometimes I read a post and reflect about it for a little bit and then move on with my day. Last night I read a post about a distant friend of a friend who lost a baby boy at 9 days old due to a severe and rare medical condition. Maybe because I am pregnant, or I was spending the weekend with my adorable nephews I had a hard time sleeping thinking about this horrible event and why would someone ever deserve that? Although I can’t explain it or figure it out I do know that praying or sending love to those helps even if it is in a small way. I also have decided that as my resolution this year I need to stop getting so hung up on the little petty things. For example being angry at my husband for not putting his water glasses in the dishwasher, or leaving his “clothes he is going to wear again” in a pile next to our bed. “Don’t sweat the small stuff” has never seemed more applicable when I look at people who have much, much larger issues going on in their life then I do.

A resolution is a “firm decision to do or not to do something”. So here is my firm acclamation and decision to try and not sweat the small stuff and instead enjoy the little joys and simplicities in life, because in the end isn’t that all that matters?

And I will share just one more little story that is making me smile today…last night I was doing a snapchat video with B and Hudson and I said to Bennett “give him a kiss” as he was holding his brother…instead of B giving the kiss Hudson surprised us and was the one to lean in to him to give his brother a smooch. It melted my heart.



Have a joyful week.



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