Teacups of Nots

Oh, what an Easter we had, friends!  What joy!  What blessings!  What happiness!

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Our table was full of food and treats…

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Our baskets were full of eggs…

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Our backyard was full of children…

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Our house was full of family and friends. What more can you ask for?

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So often, I focus on the “not” in my life. What’s not in my closet. What’s not in my home. What’s not in my paycheck. What’s not in my driveway. What’s not in my marriage. What’s not in my life. And I think that’s easy to do for most of us because worrying is easy. Envy is easy. Unrest is easy. Those are the things we fall into naturally when left to our own devices.

But then there are days like Easter Sunday when I am reminded that what’s not in my life is so much smaller than the things that are in my life. What I don’t have fits into a teacup. What I do have is so great it cannot be counted. I have a living God who first came to live on this earth among his people. He walked and lived and loved and lost, just as I have. And then he died and miraculously rose again, so that one day, we all might live on after our own earthly lives have ended, too.

And this God of the heavens and the land below has blessed me with family and friendships and love and laughter and a home and food to share and blessings beyond blessings. Blessings so great, they cannot be counted.

And when I stop to think about these mountains of blessings in my life, my teacup of nots seems to feel smaller and smaller in my hands.

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11 Thoughts to “Teacups of Nots”

  1. jenny-bird

    I’m so I glad to hear you speak of your joy. It’s so important that we focus on our joy rather than on our nots. Thanks for sharing! (The deck looks great btw! And, I love your front door.)

  2. Jenna

    Oh, this is beautiful and perfect. I want to frame it!

  3. Amen! Focus on what we have! “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. John 10:10

  4. Amy VH

    Beautifully written Katie!

  5. Lori M.

    Beautifully written! I often think God leads me to your blog because you write exactly what I need to hear at the exact moment 🙂 Thank you!

  6. This is SO good and SO true. Thank you!

  7. Somehow, you ALWAYS seem to write just what I need to ‘hear’ to pull myself through my lowest lows.

    That might be creepy. Stop stalking my mind! 🙂

  8. Kristin

    Gracie’s purse is adorable.

  9. Amy S.

    🙂 Thank you for this perspective! I needed to hear it…

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