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NOTE FROM ELIZABETH: It's so easy to rush through our days without even noticing or appreciating the small moments and points of beauty all around us. It's often the most simple things, as my guest, Connection Messenger* Annette Petrick shares in this reflection. For me, today, it was the exquisite little hummingbird on my feeder and the hug my husband gave me for no reason. What is it for you? Look around and notice something for which you can be grateful and feel the joy that brings.

Use the audio player above to listen to this 90-second show. Annette gives a little introduction below. 

Never take the small things for granted.  Notice them, admire them, enjoy them. That’s a message transmitted frequently to my soul by both my mom and my grandmother. They graced the dining room table with fresh flowers from the garden.  They gave frequent compliments on hair styles, frocks, beautiful smiles, kind gestures. They marveled at sunsets and swooned over rainbows. So it must be in my DNA. I take such joy from the little things, the ordinary things. 

In this sophisticated world, it’s easy not to notice the minor miracles that surround us.  But they have been put here for our enjoyment. Take advantage of them and give thanks.  They can keep you smiling and brighten your days.   

Thanks much.



Annette Petrick for Consider This

Annette Petrick

Annette Petrick is the creative genius and inspired storyteller behind the Consider This Radio Show, featuring dozens of colorful 90-second episodes serving up “timely perspectives on life, love, friends, family, giving back, and giving thanks.” You'll laugh, cry, rant, cheer, or remember. Be sure to get on her email list HERE to receive a new episode every Sunday morning.


* What's a Connection Messenger? At Heartspoken, a Connection Messenger is someone who helps point the way to strengthening one of life's essential connections: with God, with self, with others, or with nature. 


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