It's so easy to let our minds get stretched and twisted and focused on things that steal our joy. So, for the past couple days, I have really tried to pay attention to the "little stuff" that makes me smile. It works wonders:
Making pancakes with a four year old
and having him tell you it makes him feel special
The smell and sound of the rain
as it pours outside an open sliding glass door
An unsolicited kiss and hug from my 10 year old son
The same child vacuuming the dining room without being asked
Laughing out loud at a tweet
Song lyrics that hit the spot
The happiness on my child's face as I made him
a ghost from 2 pieces of Kleenex
Dancing to 80's music as I clean house
Picking up the phone and hearing a friend
say "Girllllll...." as she starts in on a story.
Seeing how excited your son is to have
his Daddy take him out for a "Man Breakfast"
and... being blessed with another day
to appreciate all the little stuff in my life.
Onward to the weekend...