It’s the Little Things…
A reminder to do the little things that make for pleasantness in your home:
- hugged your kids?
surprised someone with a treat?
made a joke?
pointed out beauty to someone else?
stopped to listen to laughter?
looked out the window and saw, really saw, a bird?
had an unhurried cup of tea?
been thankful for good health?
read something worth reading?
jumped up and down to get your heart pumping?
put on lipstick?
read a poem?
looked into your child’s eyes while she was telling you something?
ate tasty food?
gone for a walk?
asked for a hug?
admired a child’s good attitude?
wrote a few sentences?
cleared the coffee table and put out something new to read or look at?
lit a candle, put a flower in a vase, arranged the fruit in a bowl?
inhaled deeply, exhaled slowly?
Hope so. Do any one of these and let your day unfold.
It’s the little things….
Last week I invited a good friend over for lunch to celebrate her birthday. I made some veggie wraps on homemade tortillas. (Okay….they really were delish!) She greatly enjoyed them and then reiterated to me the next time I saw her how much she enjoyed the time, and that I had truly spoken her love language in cooking for her. It wasn’t fancy…her son and my kiddos were playing, rather loudly, in the next room…but just taking a few minutes to savor the food and to chat was lovely. The Spirit often tugs at me to be intentional even in – or maybe ESPECIALLY in – the small things. That’s where we live out most of life. In the small things. Thanks for the reminder.
Thank you for putting into words the reminder to pause and be mindful of the little things.
Thanks, Julie for a perfectly timed reminder of the important things in my day.