This morning I was greeted by my son running in and jumping into my bed and giving me a great big cuddle. Being that he is not the most affectionate child to begin with these simple acts have so much meaning to me.
As I got up and ready for the day ahead he stayed in my bed chatting to me the whole time. His brother is 2 years younger than he is; they share a room, share common interests and are pretty much thick as thieves. When he got up and couldn’t find his big brother he asked me where he was. By this time I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast and told him he would find his brother in my room. He went tearing through the house, screaming excitedly while he found his brother. By the time I went in there they were laying in bed together, hugging and the joy on their faces was priceless!
What a great start to my day.
I was able to spend those few precious moments looking at these 2 amazing beings, full of love and joy and happiness and soak up that emotion. My heart was filled with love and gratitude and the rush rush rush of the morning was replaced with incredible joy.
These are the moments that matter. These are the moments to treasure.
I am guilty lately of getting caught up in the busy. The rush. The never ending to do list and moving quickly from one activity to the next. Sometimes I have to remind myself to eat lunch or take a quick breather as otherwise the days can be over in the blink of an eye. This morning I was reminded that small moments can have huge impact in our lives and if we are too busy we can miss what is staring us in the face.
I have always loved this quote and it seems so perfect for me today
I hope in your busy day you have taken the time to really cherish the beautiful moments that make up your life. Next time you are immersed in that joyful and happy place I hope you can take a moment and say thank you.
I would love to know what little moments have made your heart sing today.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend – making memories, enjoying life and living with heart and soul.
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