I was watching the Today show (Hoda and Kathie Lee, not my favorite, but not much to choose from) this morning while I was feeding Will at the gym and they were talking about happiness. One of the guest made a comment about how happy people cherish the small moments. It got me thinking about how in our busy, crazy lives we don’t notice those moments and it is important that we do, since those can be as meaningful as the big planned out events. Here are a couple of my recent moments.
On Sunday mornings I change all the beds and get the laundry done. Yesterday morning we were all in our bedroom as I finished up with the beds and Jim had turned on his iPod to the silly songs that Jack loves. Soon all four of us were dancing to Cotton Eyed Joe and You Dropped a Bomb on Me.
Tonight as I made dinner I looked over in the family room to see Jack and Will playing. Will was laying on the floor and Jack was dancing and singing above him to the kids songs that a toy plays. Will was laughing at him. (I love that little laugh.) It melted my heart.
Friday in the car on the way to Children’s the boys were laughing at each other in the back seat. I asked Jack what was funny and he said I don’t know, Will is laughing, so I am.
We could learn a lot from our children. An empty box becomes a fort or a costume. All the holidays are brand new each year. It may snow any day. A dog is a great buddy or someone to laugh at.
With all the things we have been through this year, I have to cherish the moments and remember them to get me through all of the tough times. Life goes by so fast and before I know it the boys will be big and not want to dance in our bedroom.