I know people always say, “It’s the little things that matter.” And others huff and puff and think those of us who say that are just blowing smoke and hiding our disappointment that we don’t get many of the “big” things. So to you doubters, let me just describe a few of the things that have happened in the past few days that just fill my heart full to bursting.
1. My little baby girl was playing on the floor in her room while I was getting some stuff done around the house. For about 5 minutes, I could hear her shaking her rattle like her life depended on it, but when I finished my chores and walked into her room, she immediately dropped the rattle she was having so much fun with to smile so big and hold her arms out to me. Let me tell you, I lived on that emotional high for the rest of the day. Maybe the week.
2. I laid Kara down in her crib for nap #1 of the day and sat at the computer for my few minutes of personal time. When I turned the monitor on, a simple surprise message from Steve greeted me. I don’t have words to describe how much more that means to me than a card and chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
3. I heard Kara babbling in her room, greeting the new day in her usual cheerful manner. When I walked in, she was pushing up on her hands as far as she could go. When I leaned my head over to where she could see me, she smiled and stretched out to me as far as she could. Yet another high. I’m pretty sure I could feel my heart expanding.
So tell me, what “little things” have made a huge difference in your life—or at least your attitude?