A List of Small Joys


  • Paying with exact change
  • Climbing into freshly cleaned sheets
  • Dipping a knife into a brand new jar of peanut butter
  • Checking the last item off a to-do list
  • The smell of your baby’s head after a bath
  • The first sip of coffee in the morning
  • Making someone smile or laugh
  • Watching fireflies dance across a field
  • Lighting a new candle
  • When you catch your favorite song on the radio
  • Watching sleeping children/babies
  • The perfect pen
  • A blank notebook
  • Spotting a butterfly
  • Eating berries off the bush
  • Watching the sunset

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Sarah K. Butterfield is an author, speaker, and ministry leader who has a heart for empowering women to grow in their faith and be intentional with their time. She and her husband and two boys live in San Diego, where she writes about pursuing a deeper relationship with God in the midst of motherhood.

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