Friday, May 13, 2011

It's the Little Things

Tomorrow's my birthday! Yaaay!! I'm really excited, although I don't plan to do much of anything.  I don't have a birthday list; neither am I expecting a lavish celebration.  I'm just looking forward to spending some alone time with my husband Jeremy, who has been working like crazy for the past few weeks.

My son, Joey, asked me last night, "Ma, what do you want for your birthday?"

I replied, "Nothing."

He looked at me like I was crazy, and said, "Everybody wants something for their birthday." But that's because he always has quite the extensive list when his big day rolls around.

I told him, "Well not mommy.  I'm happy just spending it with you guys."

It's the simple things in life that really make me happy.  Sure, it's nice to get gifts...especially diamonds (LOL!)...but in essence, that's not where real happiness lies. At least not for me.

Well, wait a minute.  There is one thing that would make me the happiest woman in the world...cheesecake with strawberry topping! Yummy!!

But really, quality time with the man I love most (And some cheesecake!) is the best gift I could ask for for my special day.  It's the little things...

I used to base my happiness upon how much money I had, what type of car I drove, how many friends I had...but then I realized that once I didn't have an abundance of those things, my happiness went right out of the window.  And once I matured both naturally and spiritually, I learned that there's no greater joy than that that is found in Christ, and the simple things that many people take for, life, health.

This week-end I encourage you to not focus on the material things in your life that bring external, temporary happiness, but rather take a close look at those things that should really matter most to you...your husband; your children; your life; your health.  Spend some time giving thanks for the things that are often deemed simple, but are really most important.

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,


  1. Love it Keisha! BTW, Happy Birthday!!!

    You're so right. Thanks for the reminder that it is the little things that matter most. Also, seriously, I LOVE cheesecake with strawberry topping! YUM! Really, it's my all time favorite dessert! ;-) I hope your hubby finds you a nice piece...or two! haha!

    Hugs! Have a fabulous birthday with your family!


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