I wish this quote I just found was a song, because then it could totally be our theme song for this blog. It would be like on Meet the Robinsons when they're celebrating Lewis's failure and they bust into their own theme song of Keep moving forward (you can see what I mean in the video below. And if you know not of what I speak because you've never seen the movie...You really, really need to).
But I digress...Really a lot, actually. Anyways, the quote that I found:
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." -E.E. Cummings
But seriously, kind of a little perfect for my little corner of the web, isn't it? Just say yes, you know you want to.
Because I am a lover of quotes, you'll probably see more of these entries popping up from time to time. Even though there is a part of me, deep down inside that wonders if someone just sits at their computer all day coming up with quotes and attaching important names to said quotes so they'll carry greater impact...I mean, really, how do I know that some person who is compiling the biggest list of quotes ever has double checked the source of origin? I don't. Regardless, I love me some quotes. They bring out all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings for me, so use them I will. And you know, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if you left your favorite quotes in the comments. Quote on!
It’s amazing to me how the little things can make a day perfection. Today, for me, was a day filled with little things that made my heart ache at their simplistic beauty.
It was the sound of singing birds, the joy on a child’s face, the love of two brothers…
Our morning started off as most Sundays do – in a rush. Abby and I were rushing out the door; running late - nothing new there, but then it happened…A moment so perfect in its sweetness, that I remember actually thinking, “Slow down, let her enjoy this moment like only a child can.” On the first day of spring it was fitting that we experienced our first morning serenade from the birds. Abby was enchanted by the sound, exclaiming, “Birds! They’re tweeting to me! Tweet, tweet, tweet! I talking to the birds!”
That one little moment allowed us to shake off the stressed out feelings of the morning rush and just…be.
Once at church it was time for our annual Lenten baking of “Praying Arm Pretzels” and that brought so many little moments in and of itself. The joy the kids have as they roll out their pieces of dough and form them; it’s beautiful. Such a little thing, yet it’s their favorite Chapel Time activity.
Later, as I sat in church with my family, two of my nephews at my side, I happened to glance over at them in time to witness a moment that made my heart ache. My sister’s youngest son was snuggled up to his older brother and Tommy had slipped his hand into Austin’s. It was just one of those moments that was so tender and sweet that I wanted to bottle it up to save for a rainy day.
Today was my reminder to stop and enjoy the little things; I hope you will too.