Five Minute Friday: Common


Confetti! Confetti! Throw confetti everywheeeere- It’s Friday! My favorite day.
Which also means, its Five Minute Friday at Kate’s place! Five Minute Friday is a weekly link up where you write for five minutes on one word. It’s so fun. Click here if you want to join! \\ means go and // means stop.

Today’s word is:


\\This is the month that I’m supposed to  practice being grateful.
This is the month where people challenge and dare to think of something to be thankful for everyday; to celebrate life and love and wellness and be thankful for it all.
But sometimes it’s hard to be thankful when we’re thinking about the larger things in life that we are pretty disappointed about: our circumstances, finances, health, politics—whatever it may be.
Those things feel like a heavy, burdensome mass that rests on our shoulders, making thankfulness a hard thing to muster up.

But what if thankfulness isn’t so much about the larger things in life, but the common, everyday things we tend to walk right by? What if we became hyper aware of all of the small things and took delight in the seemingly insignificant?

Like the leaves changing colors.
A favorite song on the radio.
Brisk, fall air.
Hugs from another.
A big, full moon.
Refreshing conversations with friends.
A warm, cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee (Amen!)
Quiet moments in a crazy day.
A good night’s sleep.
Hallmark Christmas Movies (Yeah I know, it’s only November.)
A verse that speaks to the heart.
A nice customer.
A butterfly landing on my hand.
And yes, that front row parking spot at a busy Walmart.

These are the common, quirky happenings that fill my heart and make me appreciate the moment that much more.

Lord, teach me to keep my eyes out for the common, the ordinary, and the mundane happenings that can make all the different in my heart. //


  1. Lesley

    Great post! It is easy to get overwhelmed thinking about our fears or worries which can seem so big, but it can change a lot to learn to be thankful for the little things. There are so many gifts each day which it’s easy to take for granted unless we intentionally look for them. Visiting from FMF.

    11 . Nov . 2016
    • Kaitlin Garrison

      You’re so right, Lesley! It’s such a good habit to get in to count those gifts everyday 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

      11 . Nov . 2016
  2. izziemakesyoudizzie

    Ahhh thank you so much for this reminder!!! It’s so true! Live our lives expecting to see God’s glory and gifts. 💕

    13 . Nov . 2016

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