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Don’t let the good stuff pass you by

on March 8, 2016


savor each moment

don’t let the good stuff pass by

take joy in small things!! 

We met for a quick lunch date today to celebrate our 19th  wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe how fast the years are going by.  I got married at 19… and now have been married for half of my life.  And it has definitely been the best half 🙂

I thought I knew what I wanted to order, but then my hubby suggested we get the crab dip and pita chips.

I admit- part of me wanted to object, because I have been trying to stay away from bread and carbs- but I obliged.

And they were the absolute best pita chips I have ever had.  Hands down.  And the dip was absolutely amazing!!  Babe- I’m so glad you love food as much as I do I told him as we enjoyed the feast laid out before us.


Afterwards, we went to get coffee.  I usually order something completely boring.  No sugar, hold the whip cream.  The barista usually comments that I am no fun because of it.

Not today.

Hubby said get what you love today.  As I took the first sip of my iced caramel macchiato, I took in a huge swirl of caramel syrup.  My eyes were as big as saucers- oh.  my.  goodness… this is the best thing I have tasted in forever- I told my husband.

He smiled and gave me some great advice-

don’t let the good stuff pass you by.  


And as he said that, God flashed before me all the good stuff I have to be thankful for.  There is so much good- far too much for me to ever dwell on anything else.  I am so grateful for my husband and for how different we are- how we perfectly compliment each other.

He is the peanut butter to my jelly.  The yin to my yang.  He is my lobster.

He is good stuff.

Today was a great reminder to appreciate all the good stuff in life… it’s there in abundance if we open our eyes, focus on Him at all times,  and take it in.

like bread

and caramel syrup 

and marriage

God is good and I am blessed! 



22 responses to “Don’t let the good stuff pass you by

  1. realchange4u says:

    Ohhh congratulations to both of you and many more beautiful years together. What a wonderful time shared together.

    Blessings to you both

    Liked by 2 people

  2. popswally says:

    Congratulations Julie! Praying you and David will enjoy even greater blessings as the next two decades soar into the decades that will follow!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. vw1212 says:

    Both dishes looks great for more than one reason…:) vw

    Liked by 1 person

  4. deharris2 says:

    Happy anniversary! I am so glad that David did not let the good things pass him by….like you.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lorriebowden says:

    Congratulations dear Julie 🙂 Yes…there is so much to be grateful for…many blessings my friend ♡

    Liked by 1 person

  6. atimetoshare.me says:

    Congratulations and many more blessings will be coming your way.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. dawnlizjones says:

    Yea! But why is he your lobster????

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Cate B says:

    Congratulations! You truly are a blessed woman! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. munyingnying says:

    Blessed you are, indeed! And the people whose lives you touch–including your blog readers!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. osarobohenry says:

    Hi Julie, please, can I have the permission to reblog some of your post.

    Liked by 1 person

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