The Small Things in Life
Did you ever notice that it’s the small things in life that make you really happy? Sure, a promotion, acing that test, giving a remarkable presentation to top management, buying your first car; you ride that euphoric wave and feel like you’re on top of the world. But when the wave subsides, the things that make you truly happy are the small and simple things in life.
Here are some of the little things that fill me with a glow. What are yours? ;)
1. When he smiles at me
There’s this person in my life - he’s really little and he’s terribly cute. And when he smiles at me, it doesn’t matter that I was caught in a 2-hour traffic jam, that housework is neverending. All that matters is that smile, which reflects such a pure and genuine joy at just being with his Mummy.
2. My water bottle
Breastfeeding mothers drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of water. There have been a few times when I was all ready to collapse for the night but suddenly…”I’m thirsty!” and “Oh no, I forgot to take my water bottle into the room!” Just as I’m about to swing into the kitchen, the most beautiful sight in the world (at that moment) hits my gaze and no, it isn’t Baby Dozer. It’s my water bottle, all refilled and sitting patiently by the bedside! These simple and unassuming gestures: they speak the loudest of the care from those who love you.
I have this thing about dinnertime. It is very important that all family members sit down and have dinner together. Perhaps it’s because it’s the only time that we fill each other in on our lives, perhaps it’s because dinnertime tends to spill over into family time where we chat and enjoy each other’s company. Whatever it is, it certainly brings us all closer and makes me feel safe.
4. Clean sheets
I find that newly changed bedsheets feel especially wonderful. They feel clean, crisp and smell really good. Before I start over thinking this and tell you that clean sheets represent order and newness (oops, I’ve started over thinking already), I’m just going to stop here and say clean sheets feel great. Full stop.
5. Sticky time
There’s a saying in my household and it goes, “All things like to stick to Grace.” This includes my dog and Baby Dozer. It’s funny how Truffle needs to have at least one paw touching me when she’s sitting beside me and as for Baby Dozer, he will come crawling and collapsing on the Mummy. Total bliss when there’s enough love in the house to go around.
I’d love to hear about the little things that make your day too because reading about them will most certainly bring about a smile! Have a great weekend!
Weelee and Veron are a husband and wife team with a passion and interest in photography. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.