The little things matter. Everyday I become more and more mindful of the little things in our lives and how utterly significant they can be.
Face it, we all don’t have it all together and there are no perfect families. But when we begin to accept that it’s all ok and that we grow better and closer each day into togetherness and acceptance of one another, we stop making a big deal of the big things and start to treasure the little ones:
We notice what is present rather than what is absent.
We tune our hearts to leap at little growths and improvements. Efforts don’t need to be staggering before we take notice!
We see every missed step or failure as a potential for growth and impending victory.
Taking time to remember the little things that captured my day teaches my heart to be thankful and contented:
1. A warm cup of fennel tea made thoughtfully by the hubby to ease my indigestion.
2. Enjoying the innocence of the 4yo recounting her wide-eyed introduction to penguins, flamingos and snow owls.
3. Admiring these two cute feet pictured in the photo below and the memories that come with them.
4. A threatening storm and son’s quick offer and dash out to bring in all the clothes! I can nap in peace nowadays because of his watchfulness!
5. Seeing my 12yo find some headway over some geometry sums after an afternoon of hard work
6. Learning to work as a tag team: the 4yo had a pee accident on the carpet. We, the parents, swept the carpet up for a wash and scrub, 12yo swooped in to take the baby off us, 7yo took her wet and crying sister in for a bath, and 10yo rearranged the toys and vacuumed the room. Within 15minutes, everyone was happy and having dinner.
The little things are the big things after all, and help me get through my day with much love!