Flour dusted on button noses. Teaspoons of batter filling a mini-donut maker. Tiny tongues licking frosting-covered fingertips. Nibbles. Smiles. Sticky kisses.
Misplaced syllables from a tired mother’s mouth making the words “Dotty/Dadder Date” instead of saying “Daddy/Daughter Date.” Giggles. Tickles. Hugs.
A creative 8-year-old planning a party complete with homemade games and prizes to honor her favorite animal … the platypus. Heart tugs. Applause. High-fives.
Over the past few weeks, stolen moments of fun and sweetness like the ones mentioned above held my heart captive and turned the corners of my mouth upward.
They weren’t milestones or “big deals,” so to speak … but they were moments that mattered. Little moments that add beauty. Little moments for which I am thankful.
I have found that the more time I take to bask in simple pleasures and to give thanks for the seemingly ordinary, the richer my life becomes … or rather, the more equipped I am to understand and appreciate the riches I’ve been given.
What about you? What are some little things that have happened to you recently that brought big-time happiness?