1. Air conditioning. Ice cubes. Ceiling fans. Popsicles. Squirt guns. Swimming pools. Cold water. Ice cream. Flowy dresses. Sleeveless shirts. Take out food. And anything else that possibly aided my plight for comfort in this heat!
2. Friends who know that running after Jesus offers a whole lot more than running after self. I am encouraged and motivated by friends who have demonstrated tunnel-vision resolve to obey God's call despite what circumstances say, what feelings say, what friends say, and what family members say.
3. A mom who gave her time, sacrificed her money, and shared her energy to love my kids and encourage me by visiting for a week. Seven days went entirely too fast and I'm hanging on to the mental images I have of times of laughter and silliness.
What about you - what Simple Things did you appreciate this week?