Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

April 2, 2013

It's the little things.

     I came back to school yesterday evening after a nice Easter break at home in Maine. Upon arriving at school I was feeling kind of bummed though, as I've blogged about before I've been having a harder semester than last, and this break just went by too darn quick! Anyways, I stopped by the grocery store before heading back to my room (Mainly for the purpose of picking up cookie dough to snack on in the coming week. Hey- I'm being honest at least!)

      On my way out of the store, a kind cashier came up to me. He asked "Are you here about the the Easter flowers?"I had no idea what this meant, and I thought he had the wrong person. But then he explained to me how the grocery store had a ton of unsold Easter lilies, and they were giving them away for free-talk about Southern hospitality! Lilies happen to be my favorite flower. I love all flowers, but lilies hold a special place in my heart. I think they're so unique and beautiful looking, and I used to have a sweet pet rabbit named Lily. He showed me where the flowers were and I picked out this one- it's not open yet but that way I can enjoy beautiful blossoms in the coming days!

     I realized after how much this small gesture made me smile. Oftentimes I fear that I stress too much about the future, and I stop taking the time to appreciate the small blessings in each day. That's my goal for this week- to stay more in the present and to look for God's blessings everywhere. Hopefully this will generally help me to have a more positive outlook on my life!

     What are some little things that have blessed you lately?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. wow, that is so sweet! what an incredible happy blessing. :) i love that idea! lilies are so beautiful. :)

    little things; there are so many. :)

    long talks with friends
    skype sessions
    geraniums for Easter (from my mom and dad)
    Light Room 4 (kinda freaking out. ;))

    just to name a few! God is so good to us. :)


    P.S. Questions for your vlog: What is your dream future, and what is your "planned" future? How long have you lived in Maine? Things you love & don't like about it? ;) <3

    1. Thank-you for your questions! They will be answered! :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

  2. Oh I couldn't agree more! And you'll have that beautiful (and yummy smelling) plant to remind you to focus on small daily happiness


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