The Smell of Happy!

I’ve been on a decluttering spree! I counted my socks! 75 pairs!! 😳😳😳 Who needs 75 pairs of socks? No one!!! That’s who!! I’ve officially cut down 75% of my socks and put them in the donation bag. I only kept the ones that spoke to my soul! 😂😂 Looking at this pile of socks I am reminded of something a youth Pastor once said when I was in high school. “We have too much! We only need 7 pairs of socks but we have way more!” Yes! His lesson that night mentioned socks. He’s so right. We have too much. More importantly, we have so much to give. Growing up with very little I have the habit of hoarding. I struggle to let things go. Even the things I no longer use. When I was in Junior High someone gifted me a bath set. It smelt so good. I can still remember the smell. Happy! It smelled like “happy” smells. And it was pink. ALL OF IT! It was so pretty. I’m pretty sure the lotion had glitter mixed in as well. I never opened it! I never used it. Using it at the time felt like I was letting it go! It would be gone soon! I had never had something that smelt so good in my life up to that point and I didn’t want it to run out. I wanted to hold on to the smell of “happy” for as long as I could. I’m in a season of letting go of the things that could create “happy” for someone else! I still wish I would have used the bath set. However, when the memory of a similar “happy” smell moves through my nostrils I find myself wanting to create that same “happy” for others. We often complain we don’t have anything to give. I want to encourage you to open up your sock drawer. What is the sock drawer for you? In what area do you have more then enough? How can you create “happy” for others this season?

Author: helenarayos2014

Howdy! I am passionate about sharing simple God lessons through everyday real life events in my daily life. I’ve been writing since I was 11. What started off as a way to escape or cope with the uncertainty of life, has turned into a calling. I do believe that God has called me to share what He has placed on my heart with all of you! I recently published a children’s book The Chicks Save Easter. You can find it on amazon. I pray God finds you where you are and you allow Him to take you where He has called you to love and serve Him.

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