Guest Post by Lisa Larsen Hill

Hello loyal readers March 1st blog post is written by a good friend of mine who just so happens to be a writer as well. Please welcome her here to Hope, Faith & a Smile

Do we realize in our daily lives, its just the small things?

On a visit to California, we’d just finished dinner at a Long Beach vegan restaurant with my brother and niece. I’m not a vegan but my niece is. The offerings and delicious meal delighted me and I made a note to check out vegan restaurants on my return to New York. It was a warm night as we walked back to the Airbnb. A young couple with their 7 – 8-year-old daughter was skipping in front of us. The little girl turned around and started talking about her day. She was excited about her visit to the aquarium and told us all sorts of facts she gathered.

We asked her questions, which she was delighted to tell us more.

We walked along for some time and then they turned down a different street, I said, “Good night sweetheart.”

And this tiny little charming voice responded, “Good night, sweetheart.”

Both the parents and all of us ahhh’d and giggled for her pure innocence.

Sometimes in our daily lives truly it’s the small things.

How often do we celebrate a moment? An ordinary task of just walking down the street can turn into a delightful memory. My husband and I now say, “Good night, sweetheart,” and glow, remembering this sweet connection to a stranger.

I love this lyric by Sam Cooke’s song “That’s Heaven to Me.”

“The things that I see as I walk along the streets – a little flower that blooms in May, a lovely sunset at the end of a day, someone helping a stranger along the way – that’s heaven to me.”

With all the bad news screaming for attention from everywhere, realizing it’s just the small things bring us joy.

What’s a small thing that’s lifted you up?

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12.

Lisa Larsen Hill is Founder and President of Seeds of Faith for Women Inc, a 501 c (3). She is co-founder of Daughters of Abraham, bringing women of the three Abrahamic faiths together. A Christian Seminar leader/Certified Lay Speaker for over 20+ years, she serves various churches on Long Island. She is a speaker and member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers. Lisa is a contributing writer to Courage to Write and is represented by Books & Such Literary Management in pursuit of publishing her first Biblical fiction story. She is married to her best friend, Roger Hill.

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post by Lisa Larsen Hill

  1. Desiree,
    Thank you so much for inviting me to guest contribute on your awesome Hope, Faith, and a Smile blog! I love your authentic messages from your heart. You inspire and give joy to all of us!


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