Little moments. The ones that have you laughing until you cry or smiling, thinking to yourself how fun and amazing life can be. Often taken for granted, those little moments in life. The moment I look over to our love seat to see Nola watching my Dad leave and Adam sitting next to her. The moment Nola is perfectly calm and content for Adam to rub her belly. Those sweet little moments that make me fall in love with her all over again and erase the crazy, chaotic puppy moments she can bring to us sometimes.
The five minutes last night as we Skyped with my brother-in-law and his wife, and their tiny, precious little baby. Oh, I love her already. Is it possible to love a little person so much that you’ve never met? I really do. Sweet little Lucy. Moments just hanging out with Adam, my best friend, and watching our favorite shows. Those ordinary moments can sometimes feel extraordinary to me. Just reminders of how wonderful life is if you take a closer look.
Sure, when we write blog posts about our lives and simple, everyday things they can seem overdramatized. How wonderful can a trip to get ice cream really be? However, for me, it’s not overdramatized. Truly. I love those moments. What if we looked at these ordinary moments with more care and light? What if we made everyday little, ordinary, lovely things into a big deal? I started doing that when I started blogging and goodness, it turned my world around for the better. Those everyday things keep me light, keep me happy, they make me fall in love with my husband a little more every single day, keep me optimistic and help me to appreciate my life so much more. They take the stress of the day and melt it until it disappears, even for just a moment.
So remember to stop, take a deep breath and look around you. What little moments are happening right now that should be looked at and enjoyed more carefully? For me, in this moment, it’s good music and a quiet place to work and I’m loving it!