Things That Make A Girl Smile…

This week has been a bit of a toughie. An old and frustrating physical ailment came to revisit and made my week quite a rollercoaster. Add to that that I have sadly had to resign my column at Christian Fiction Online Magazine due to my demanding schedule and I have struggled to find my smile lately.

This morning, I woke up with a horrendous cold and a strong desire to spend my day wallowing in self-pity, but by the afternoon, I had decided to count my blessings to spite my challenges.

So, here we go…

Things that make a girl (or at least this girl) smile:

Progress! My house and yard have come so far since I bought it in early 2007!










In early 2007 – look at the lack of lawn. Sad, wasn’t it?










As of this Spring, I have grass, plants, mulch, and a garden!

 Another thing that makes me smile? My Sadie—with her unconditional love that says, “Mommy, I’m gonna lay right here while you do the dishes, just because I want tdsc00905o be close to you! 

Come to think of it, with that kind of lovin’ in my house, I really don’t have all that much to complain about…

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  1. You’ve been having to deal with way too much lately… but glad to see you still can remember things to be grateful for. Your home, yard, and puppy are great reasons to smile! Luv ya, girlie.

  2. Sarah Salter says:

    Hey Bridget, I had a whole list of things, but WordPress ate the rest of my list (with pictures) and since the post wasn’t making me smile anymore, I decided to just leave well enough alone. :o) Thanks for your comment! :o)

  3. My cat makes me smile AND frown. I smile when he cuddles and plays fetch with me. I frown when he knocks things off the counter and they smash to the ground. An overwhelming schedule huh? How’d you get yourself into that? 🙂 ((((hugs))))

  4. Life is always filled with challenges and rewards. I’d always prefer the rewards outnumber the challenges, but I will trust God (even if it’s begrudgingly sometimes). 🙂

  5. When we lived in Virginia, our pastor used to say problems come in ranges. And he was so right. Challenges will always be there, and the ups and downs of life, but God is ever present and always our Rock. Please know I’m praying for you and trusting our Rock to soothe every tender place inside you and bring forth restoration.

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