I often find that life has a way of hitting you over the head with a hammer when you least expect it. After some recent life events, I finally started reading a book that a friend gave me over a year ago and the timing could not be more perfect. In it, the author deals with her own share of chaos and her words really seem to resonate with me during this season of life. One of the first things she asks is what you love. Sounds simple, right? You might be rattling off things in your brain right now.
But she goes deeper and takes a small look at the little things that give you unspeakable joy to your depths. Thought I’d put together a short list of mine.
Morning snuggles from my almost first grader – they are the best kind
Connecting with my almost third grader as he drops serious knowledge about PokemonGo (more on that later)
The perfect sunflower growing in the garden
The roses that always seems to bloom and re-bloom at just the perfect time
The sights and sounds of Disney World – if I could work on Main Street, I would
Cold brew coffee with the perfect swirl of creamer
Laughing hard (and out loud) to literally anything from the Office
GIFs. Because they make almost anything better.
Warm cheesy fresh-baked bread from the Farmer’s Market because #carbsbedarned
Each and every mug in my cabinet
The listening ear of my hubby – who even on my worst of days, just gets me.
My neighborhood – I am so darn lucky that my kids get to grow up on the best block
Music – it is my life song. Pun intended.
Snippets into the lives of my fave littles – they make me smile.
Traveling bowls and trays. Because sometimes the world takes life just too seriously.
Nature – in all of its breath-taking wonder and awe.
These are a few of my favorite things.
What are some things you love or that bring you unspeakable joy? The littlest of things?
Honestly, the greatest joy I get is from serious conversations with my grandchildren. Recently Connor let me in on his love for a fellow kindergarten student by the name of Kate. I was floored by the great detail that he gave me about her. Alas, he loves her from afar and she has no idea (or perhaps she does). Anytime a small child wishes to share their heart with you it’s a great privilege.