~Little things that make us smile...like ice-cream~



So I was on the TERC conference today again, for those who don't know TERC means "The Early Risers Call," a phone conference with young participants from different cities, where we get to read the Word, laugh, cry, and get to know each other better (sounds like an invitation for next week Friday right? Yeah, it is!).

Anyways...so when I was getting off the phone I said, "Later every-one...go eat some ice-cream and be happy!" And I started giggling. What??? Eat some ice-cream and be happy? That was quite random. Yet, I do realize that even little things such as ice-cream can brighten a person's countenance. I know for certain that yesterday, when I sat in the soulful confines of a Starbucks shop, quietly sipping my cold creamy frappucino, I was indeed happy and delighted.

Therefore, this Friday, I'm urging everyone to celebrate the moment, even with the little things that make you happy. Building on my last post, go on and "celebrate life"...give life to others and receive life yourself (read the last post). Today's troubles are sufficient for itself, you can leave your tomorrow in the hands of the Master Potter...in the hands of the One who can re-mold the destructive clay that you molded with your own hands, and turn it into something more beautiful. In other words, those things that you see as failures in your future are not necessarily so. Things can change for good just at the twinkle of an eye. Then what would be the result of your sweat, toil, and whining?
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So why waste time debating and choreographing and plotting? One million plots of ours cannot beat an ultimate plot of God's. For me, I enjoy little things like having ice-cream on a very sunny day. Think about what you enjoy and delight on those things today...simple random thought, but truthfully delightful...praise God for the little things that make us smile. Have a lovely beautiful Friday. Disclaimer: I'm not saying you should be eating ice-cream every day! Lol.

"The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream" Wallace Stevens

33 comments:

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

For me, Im off to do some random shopping. Buy a pair of shoes.. have a super weekend.

Shubby Doo said...

Wow...2 be remolded...ok i'm of 2 enjoy some ice cream...pralines & cream...hmmm...my fav. Have a blessed w/e

Chukwubike said...

HI , I can see there is a time diffrence betwwe us. It is already evening here and funny I had two ice creams today. I am fixed at twice weekly not minding it is still hell hot here in Rome.
One was with an Ucrain client of mine her Italian husband is dying in a hospital of cancer; second with the ford mechanic strugggling to unblock the code of my car stero.
The poor little italin guy sweated inside the little ford under the sun for an hour to discover the code was at the back of the stero..I could not help offering a 'Gelato' (ice cream)
He asked me "...รจ vero che ALIGIDA si chaima WALLS a Londra?= "...is it tru in London the call the company Algida is called Walls..? I told him yes and added that the ice creams though taste same. A complete lie; The Italian versions made by ALGIDA are better..............

aloted said...

aww...i must have icecream today :)

meanwhile i hope TERC comes to the UK soon o...

Allied said...

lol... i guess that was after i left. Bur satdly i wont be having any ice cream today.. I had 4 yesterday..

Talk about high

Chukwubike said...

I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE TALKING OF SAME ICE CREAM I UNDERSTOOD.
TO TAKE ICE CREAM ESP CALIPPO MAY MEAN DIFFRENTLY HERE OOOO. IT HAS A DIRECT SEXUAL CONOTATION. SEE THE ADVERT OF CALIPPO ON ALGIDA (WALLS9) WEB SITE

http://www.algida.it/gelati/classici_prodotto.jsp?ci=7

Lindah said...

No celebrations for me this Friday.

@ bike, why nickname ice cream?

Remi, United Kingdom said...

yaaaaaaaaay, made top 10!!!Thanks for the post. Yes, I will enjoy the moment. Like a friend of mine says, "Ice cream rocks"!!!
For me its shoes, SHoes, SHOes, SHOEs, and guess what??? SHOES!!!! Enjoying my moment is buying and wearing (and sleeping in - only new shoes though)shoes! lol... Just got back from shoe window shopping.. ah bliss.In my head, every Autumn, and winter outfit now has a pair of shoe- :-))) Lord I need the manifestation.. hehehehe.
Have an awesome week Jaycee.. and everyone else. Much love xxx

Funms said...

yay!!!! for little things. im going to get myself a nice pair of shoes tomorrow and treat myself to a movie marathon at the theatre... :)

Oracle said...

I hope to see my parents this weekend, whatever comes after that is part of the weekend

Jaycee said...

The Life...ohhhh wow. U're the typical shopping girl...lol. *Wink* Me too, but I do clothes more than shoes...

Shubby doo...how was ur Palines & Cream ice-cream?

Chukwubike...I don't know the meaning of Algida, nor have I tasted their Italian versions...nah, I believe we're not talking abt sexual any sexual connotation...u're safe! :)

Aloted...how was ur ice-cream? Lol.

Allied...4 ice-creams? Talk about getting high for real...yeah I think it was after u left the conference...lol

Lindah...Good question...

Remi...I know someone like u. Repeat after me, "Hi, my name is Remi and I am a SHOE ADDICT!" Lol.

Funms...MOVIE MARATHON!!! Now, that's my babe mennn...that's my thingggg! Woohoo! (Tonight tho, I'm doing a Prison Break marathon).

Oracle...awww...shd I call u "mummy's baby"? :) (pulling ur legs)...

Rita said...

Jaycee, please can you make your posts daily? You really have motivational words.

I'm just going to enjoy my moment with ice cream and more, and thank God for the moment He has given me.

God bless you.

Reverence said...

u updated! when did u offer ice cream..i guess i had left too. but you know very well i cant have ice cream...7 pounds mehn..

p.s the shoe addict you know, its not me right? (see guilty conscience)

Afrobabe said...

This sounds like a call to abandon my diet....who am I not to heed?

olubern said...

Hmm...I want ice cream

yankeenaijababe said...

First time here, nicely written. To spoil myself and make myself happy, aww a bunch. A hot shower wouldn't be bad for me. Buying make up...my krazy obsession.lol

eFJay said...

I LOVE ICE CREAM!!! Lol! Loved this post. Hw've u been?

Ef babe

Parakeet said...

Aww yea..good reason to go binge on some almond flavour magnum! My mouth is watering just thinking of it. Really thanks Jaycee, I catch the whole gist of it.

Lady A said...

YES! So true...you go girl. It's the simple pleasure in life that makes it all better. For me, it's making sundae's with my children. LOVE IT!!!!

Kafo said...

i need to start coming hear at the START and not the end of my weekend

hmmmmmm
maybe next weekend i will try this whole Ice cream enjoyment adventure

simeoneomobaba said...

its so funny how this little things have some sort of big effects..not forgetting this little things will help anyone to see the beauty of life inspite inspite of the "big" issues.
grace be multiiplied unto you in jesus name...

Free-flowing Florida said...

ice-cream ke! i aint doing no ice-cream o. gotta lose weight mehn!

Writefreak said...

hehehe, good thing you added a disclaimer, i was starting to take it as a nod for taking ice cream daily..lol
really little things in loife remind us of how God loves us and how we should enjoy the life he has given us!

How're you doing?

In my head and around me said...

Why the disclaimer. I was going to gorge and blame it all on you and you rather specific advice:)

Jaycee said...

LOL @ ur funny statements regrading ice-cream.

Sorry I was really lazy to reply the latest comments one by one...forgive my laziness (*giggles*)...he he...

*Group ice-cream hug*

uNWrItten* said...

yea i ate a whole cup of pralines and cookie dough icecream yesterday..i felt like i was 300 pounds but soo happy lol!

Jaycee said...

LOLLLL...

seye said...

Wonderful BLOG I MUST SAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>REALLY INSPIRING....went all through

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KT said...

Nice post. I like the simple things of life too.
Well done.