Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 5
DAY 5: DETAILS
By: Gabriela Yareliz Gonzalez, Editor of Modern Witnesses
Welcome to Day 5. I hope you have been enjoying this with us all week. It’s not too late to check out the previous posts, and even last year’s themes. Today, we are exploring the little details that make a difference.
I give you my personal list of gratitude and reflection, and I encourage you to make your own list and share it. Share via posts and stories with #7daysofgratitude.
Let’s keep remembering all that is right (because I know there is a lot that is wrong, all around us). Let’s stay focused and keep striving higher, together.
As always, I am grateful for you. I hope those of you outside of the United States participate and learn why so many of us love the holiday of Thanksgiving.
Wishing all of you a beautiful season of gratitude.
DAY 5: DETAILS
Details are what make a good thing great. Paying attention to details can be a form of self-investment. They can be the element that sets days apart from each other. While details may be small– they can end up being the big things.
A Handwritten Note
It warms my heart to get a handwritten note, and I love sending handwritten notes. If you gave me a choice between a gift and a handwritten note, I would take the note– always. Knowing and keeping a piece of someone’s heart is the real gift. A good chunk of the Bible is written in letter format. Letters and handwritten notes can change the world.
[Image via @twopeasinaprada]
A Good Hat
I am a hat girl. It can complete an outfit. I wear them all the time, especially when I am running errands and can’t be bothered to do anything to my hair. It adds mystery and chic.
[Image via @theoperatingsystem]
They become friends, and they give joy. I name all of my plants.
[Image via @violette_fr]
This is something that always adds a touch of confidence and completeness. It’s grown up and versatile. It can be bold or subtle.
[Image via @sugarpaperla]
A Fabulous Pen
Having a good pen can make you want to write, while having a bad pen can make you want to stop. Nothing like a smooth-line-making pen. The glide is a mood. Choose a good pen to write the story of your life, to share encouragement, to share His glory.
A Warm Drink
I was never really used to treating myself. One of the first things I started doing when I started caring for myself a little more intentionally was drinking tea. I am a big tea drinker, and tea is a cup of cheer. Especially, if there is extra foam in the milk.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father,” Matthew 10:29 reminds us God is in the details. He doesn’t miss a thing. He sees and cares for even the sparrows.
What are the details that make you smile in your everyday life? What details remind you that God is taking care of you? What details do you use to show others you care?
Share your lists with us on stories or post on IG, and tag us @modernwitnesses_ and #7daysofgratitude.
Don’t forget to notice the small things, today. These small things may be actually very big.
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