Monday, February 27, 2012

Bits of Splendor Monday

Well, It took me almost the entire week, but I read through every one of the link ups of last weeks first Bits of Splendor Monday. I loved seeing how you each picked out the beautiful distinct moments of your every day life.

Megan from Beautiful Bits of Grace has me searching for a high chair just like this, just so I can paint it pink. I'm just not sure there is anything sweeter.

I  also loved what Carina from A Punk, A Pumpkin and Peanut said about grace and parenting:
"There are moments that I need to give up the "right" way to parent - to let go 
and meet my kids needs in the moment. To extend a little extra grace.
And I also need to allow God to do the same for me."

I loved reading through every one of your posts and getting to know you a bit more. I hope you took a few minutes to hop over to a couple of new places and make some new friends. That is really one of the goals that I have for this link up. Not only do I hope to encourage you to seek out those little bits of beauty in your week, but also to cultivate a community here of people who are willing to encourage and motivate one another

Something God has really been showing me lately is that every person has a desire to be heard. We each have a voice, an opinion, a story to tell. If you think about it, we hold a lot of power in our voices. In our words. We have the ability to encourage, inspire, motivate and even change things with just a few of them.

What I hope to encourage most here is to not only seek out the moments and small details
that make life so distinctly beautiful, but also the people. Your children, your husband, your parents, a friend or neighbor....but strangers too. The person at the drive thru window,  your mailman, or librarian. Those people that very often go unnoticed. Seek them out. Say hello. Ask how their day is going. You will be surprised at how a persons face will change when you show even just a bit of interest in their day.

The same goes for here. A simple, thoughtful, genuine comment, could mean so much to a person and end up cultivating a friendship that might not have ever been. Stretch out a bit. Expand your walls. Meet some new people. Whatever you do this week to seek out the splendor of the every day, seek out the people in it too.
Also be sure to check back this week for a really special GIVEAWAY that I am really excited about!!

I can't wait to see what you have to share. Happy Monday Friends!
bits of splendor monday

"You will miss what matters most in life if you are only ever looking for the spectacular"

It truly is the little, distinct things that make life big. The important thing is taking the time to see them and I believe it can be in anything. A project, a recipe, a special moment or milestone, maybe just a word or picture you found encouraging.

Please remember to link up to your specific post and also include the Bits of Splendor Monday button in your post. 


  1. Thanks for your sweet words, Laura. And I really appreciate your thoughts on taking notice of others. That's been on my heart so much lately - showing people a genuine interest. Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. I love this... "meeting" some other through their happy moments. Thank you and Happy Monday.

  3. laura i am so glad your doing this. i feel like in the hustle and bustle of my life i don't always log special moments especially with my boys they are growing so fast. this is seriously helping me be more intentional. thank you.
    i hope you find a high chair like that it's great.

  4. I just found your blog through another blog that linked to yours today. I'm so glad I clicked over. I just spent awhile looking and reading. Getting to know you through your spot in this crazy blog world will be my pleasure. I rarely immediately "follow" because I like to read for awhile before making the follow jump, but today, I just couldn't help myself. :)

  5. Thanks for the shout out on my highchair redo! I am flattered you like it :) It is so fun linking up with such a sweet and thoughtful blogger. You always encourage and inspire me.


  6. You are so inspiring... I just stumbled on your blog a d could NOT stop reading. I have 2 children, a 3 year old and 16 month old. Between my 2 littles... I lost a little boy at 21 weeks. Your story is inspiring to me. I have never crossed anyone who went the the same thing as me. Your words were my feelings exactly... Thank you.

  7. Just saw that high chair on craigslist.

  8. Well your perception about the things regarding parental aspect really inspires me a lot....I have kids and really feel that they mean a world to me...!!

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