Little Things

....folded bedsheets and a pillowcase...
What follows is a post I wrote Friday.  I wasn't sure I would EVER hit the "publish" button.  It was written primarily for my personal sanity.  Six weeks after breaking my hip and the subsequent hip replacement surgery, I find my activity level still quite diminished.  This afternoon, though, I read Brenda's post on "Littling".  Encouraged by it, I hit the button!  I "littled" my way through Friday by...
  • Putting coloring books back into the  drawer they belong in
  • Hand-washing a pair of elasticized stockings
  • Cutting up some fresh fruit to serve to my husband
  • Filling the water containers
  • Throwing away a bouquet of wilted tulips
  • Watering the houseplants
  • Signing, addressing and mailing a sympathy card
  • Putting away a couple of dice that were in the bottom of my purse
  • Sorting the change in my billfold
  • Throwing away a couple of candy wrappers 
  • Starting the dishwasher
  • Emptying the clothes dryer
  • Folding a couple of bedsheets and pillowcases
  • Creating powerpoints for Sunday's music
It seems like I don't/can't do ANYthing major these days.  
But little things DO add up. 
That's what I keep telling myself.
 Who dares despise the day of small things...(Zechariah 4:10)


  1. I underwent Achilles Tendon reconstruction last year, in a wheelchair for thrre months, and the better part of a year, just to get over the surgery itself. I wondered if I would ever be able to live normally again, but would turn my attention to those small chores, which in time turned into larger chores.
    Hang in there, and take small steps, you'll get there in the end....promise.
    Sending healing wishes your way.

  2. Oh, I love that term "littling"! That is perfect. My friends and I have been struggling (without your hip) to get done what we used to...always stuck in doing same small tasks over and over but using more energy! This word helps define and encourage!

  3. I've been into 'littling' myself all this Spring. As you say, it all adds up.

    Looking at your list, I think you accomplished quite a bit. It's nice to clear out those little bits and pieces.

    Enjoy the week ahead.

  4. What a great perspective! I like the idea of listing the little things.

  5. It's easy to start longing for the things we can't do and forget to appreciate and do the things we can do. You are doing the right things by appreciating and being thankful for the "little" things.

  6. You are doing fine. When my husband had his hip replaced 5 years ago (he was very young) it took a full 6 months before he was completely pain free. He was faithful with his rehab and that did help him. Do what you can, and leave the rest to the Lord!


  7. I love this post, Rebecca. It is so true that the little things add up. Being faithful in the little things...

  8. Hi Rebecca,
    You are still in recovery mode hon,,,,,,,these things take longer than they used to......unfortunately,
    but you are doing what you can........and sometimes even when we are feeling good our days are about doing the lil things that are so seemingly unimportant, but that you find out just how important they are if you let them pile up!! lol You and hubby have had a lot to deal with in these last months,
    you were probably already exhausted going into the surgery to begin with.........I know it is hard but consider this the Lord giving yall probably a much needed rest. Yall have been faithful servants.....
    and sometimes they really need a rest!!
    Praying for complete and quick return of you energy.
    Blessings Abundant sweet friend,

  9. Life has gotten in the way of blog visiting. I'm dismayed to read all that has been going on at your house. I'm so sorry and hope the hip replacement will be a "good from the bad." A friend of ours had hip replacement surgery last week. So happy you were able to get away even for a short while. Praying you both will be touched with God's healing and joy.

  10. I'm glad you published this post! I think it is a great reminder of great accomplishments, though in part they are little, as a whole they sure add up!

  11. At least your doing something and not focusing on what you can not do just yet. Your on the mend my friend.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)