Faith, Glimpses

Seeking The Simple Joys // Glimpses v. 2


My grandson is teaching me a lot about joy. He’s so full of life and embraces each and every day with wide-eyed wonder. I love watching his eyes light up at new discoveries. He finds so much joy in the simplest of things — a pile of dirt, a leaf, a book, Winnie the Pooh, running through the grass and playing with rocks.

Children embrace life with arms wide open. Each new discovery fills them with joy and a sense of adventure. They aren’t afraid to sit in the dirt and pick up the rocks. Their eyes are looking deeper, past what they can see in the natural, into the fullness and possibilities of what lies underneath.

I want to be like a child, to embrace each day with wide-eyed wonder and joy. My prayer is that God would continue to open my eyes to the beauty and simple joys that He’s placed right in front of me.

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What brings you simple joy? I would love for you to share in the comments below.

Join me on my search for beauty among the ordinary. Comment on this post, or share on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty.

I continue counting the gifts of beauty that God has given to me. Each week on Mondays I will share what I am thankful for from the prior week.

Glimpses #11 – 20

11 – A movie date night with my youngest son
12 – Rejoicing with my best friend at the birth of her first grandchild
13 – My new Avon business
14 – Watching  my grandson enjoy life
15 – The light in my grandson’s eyes at new discoveries
16 – Financial donations to help with our rent
17 – Enjoying a baseball game with friends
18 – The smell of fresh laundered sheets
19 – The birds that chirp at night reminding me that God never sleeps
20 – Baskin Robbins on National Ice Cream Day

*This post is part of a Monday series called “Glimpses”. These are short posts that I hope will encourage you, followed by my weekly gratitude list. I pray you are blessed.

**Stay tuned for exciting news about something coming soon to “Glimpses”.

8 thoughts on “Seeking The Simple Joys // Glimpses v. 2”

  1. Rachelle Craig says:

    Just a few things that brought me simple joy this past week, (in no specific order): A brand new bedroom suite, A total surprise from my husband, My 3 week old granddaughter snuggled on my chest, The sound of laughter (belly laughs) when playing with my 2 year old granddaughter, the warm hugs from my 12 year old granddaughter, a surprise visit and dinner with my brother and his girlfriend, the awesome feeling of seeing 7 young people be baptized on Sunday!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you for sharing the beauty in your life with me Rachelle. Such a blessing!

  2. Michele Morin says:

    Our grand-boys would have a blast together! We had the fun of taking ours to the lake for a swim over the weekend.
    Looking forward to hearing your news!

    1. Barbie says:

      Oh I can’t wait until my grandson is old enough to take swimming! Hope you had a great Monday!

  3. Mary Flaherty says:

    My most recent post is not so far off from yours–I realized the quiet joy I was missing out on by watching my dog. Dogs and babies–you can learn a lot from both. He’s adorable, btw.

    1. Barbie says:

      I love my doggie. I need to pay attention to her more. She does bring me so much joy! Thanks for stopping by Mary!

  4. June says:

    I’m not big on dirt, but I’d love to join your grandson in his other adventures! He’s adorable, Barbie!!

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks so much June! I’m quite fond of him.

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