Two thirds of the way through the Slice Challenge! It's time to take a few minutes to focus on some of the little things that bring a smile to my face.
-- My older son has taken to coming directly over to me first thing in the morning and giving me a long hug. While it still feels weird that HE is leaning down to hug ME... it makes me smile every day.
-- My younger son still enjoys (mostly) nightly read-alouds. We've also taken to sharing a quick "smiling mind" meditation each night to help him sleep. He likes the time together and the deep breaths and stillness help me, too.
-- My husband has decided to start trying some new recipes. We'd gotten into a rut (mostly due to my lack of adventure in cooking) and hadn't been eating together very often at all. With these new delicious and quick recipes, we've taken more evenings to eat as a family and share more smiles.
Sometimes I forget to stop and reflect on the little things. Life really is good.
Come join the writing community at Two Writing Teachers. March is the official DAILY Slice of Life challenge. Someone is there Slicing (writing personal memoirs and reflections) every Tuesday. Let's Write!