Finding happiness in the details.

"How much of life do we miss by waiting for the rainbow, before thanking God for the rain?"

One of my very favorite quotes from the recent general conference.

As some family and close friends know,
I have had some medical complications following my miscarriage.
I don't talk about it much because it can get discouraging.

I have found that it is so easy to focus on the discouraging parts of each day.
It's easy to "wait for the rainbow" and pass up happiness and blessings that are right in front of you.

(don't mind the massive bruise on his cheek- #toughkid)

So here's to finding joy in the details of every day life.
A few examples.

Like going on Chalk dates.

Eating Colorful food.
I'm obsessed.
And yes. Aaron likes to have a sweet potato AND a baked potato.

Need I say more.

And the beautiful world we live in.
I seriously couldn't get over it on my run this morning.

Focusing on the happy will always make the complicated part not seem so bad:)

Karina Marie Powell


  1. Hope you get feeling better and can feel back to normal soon. Such sweet pictures!!

  2. I love your spirit Karina! And I agree, focusing on the happy is so important. When we look for the positive we realize it really does outweigh the negative. Our blessings are abundant xo

  3. I'm sorry to hear that you are still dealing with hard times and hope things settle down for you soon. You are truly inspiring. The grace and positivity that shine from within you are a testament to your character. May there be many more details in which you keep finding happiness in. xx

  4. hang in there lady. praying for you & yours


  5. Love this post. That was definitely a great quote. That's so awesome that you are still able to find the positive. So inspiring!

  6. What beautiful pictures and what an amazing attitude! You are truly an inspiration to me Karina! Thanks for spreading so much happiness today, and I hope those darn medical complications end soon.

  7. Sending many hugs. Yes, it's easy to get caught up in the struggles, but I often think that with my struggles, I'm more open to the small wonders that light up my day as well. And I think that was my favorite quote from conference. Love you Karina.

  8. Sending you some love! I love seeing what you're up to and know that you have a lot of good things coming your way. Thanks for the post... I love that quote from Pres. U. and I needed to be reminded of that today.

  9. You have such a positive attitude, love it! And how couldn't you with that little cutie?! Wishing you a speedy recovery :)

  10. You are such a beautiful person! Inside & out!

  11. I LOVE the photo of Ryan in the blue & white checkered shirt!!
    I'm sorry to hear you are having complications :(

  12. love it!!

    thinking of you and hope you are okay!

  13. I didn't know you were having serious issues, girl! What's going on? Is there anything I can do to help you?