Monday, July 27, 2009

Joy in the Simple...

Proverbs 13:7 (MsgB)
A pretentious, showy life is an empty life;
a plain and simple life is a full life.

Caleb and I had a rare date today. Nothing extravagant...just a trip to the chiro, the library and the post office. Simple errands for sure, but looked at through the eyes of a 5yo they became a source of joy!

You see, Caleb had actually never been inside the post office before. I am sure that's hard to believe, but I usually have all the kids with me and they wait in the car while I run in. Couple that with the fact that it's a place I generally try to avoid like the plague, and his chances of ever having stepped foot inside were destined to be slim. He was mesmerized while taking it all in and asked a million questions.

He grinned like a mule eating briars at the mail clerk as she helped us...partly because she was putting postage on a letter to his friend, Gracie. Gracie is the one he says he is going to marry and they have become pen pals of sorts. So we posted his letter, bought a book of stamps and I let him dump the stack of bills in the mailbox on our way out.

As we exited the post office he sighed and said, "This is the best day ever! That was so fun and I can't wait to come here with you again!"

Proof that a simple life IS a full life when looked at through a thankful lens!

Thank you, Papa, for the simple joy of going to the post office today. Thanks for using a 5yo first-time experience to stop me in my tracks and help me re-align my perspective from the drudgery of the mundane to a cup that's overflowing!

Caleb Mac and the object of his affection ~ Gracie!


  1. Hi Barb! It's awesome that you homeschool! I am homeschooled and I will be a senior this year. I am also attending the SheSpeaks conference. Maybe I will see you there. :)

  2. Thanks so much for linking up to the She Speaks post. I look forward to meeting you this Friday. It's so fun to find a fellow home school mom of five. YEA!! :)