The Little Things

Oct 21, 2009

It really is all about the little things, isn't it? Obviously they aren't as momentous as the big changes in life - graduating college, getting married, having a baby, etc. But, somehow, there is something almost more powerful and moving about the little things. Today has been full of those little things (or maybe I'm just taking time to notice today!).

Today is gorgeous. A truly wonderful fall day. Growing up in CA, I never knew of the amazing hues that leaves take on this time of year. While the leaves have been slowly turning as the weather has cooled (and cooled some more!), today everything seems to have popped. Some trees are a bright green and yellow, others are a deep and vibrant pink, others have a shimmery orange glow. The wind is just blustery enough to keep a steady stream of leaves drifting towards the ground. The lawns are covered in the brilliant display of leaves and the sidewalks and have a distinct crunch to them.

It isn't just the weather today. It's all the little things about my little boy, too. His little kicks and flails as he gets used to his limbs. It's his little coos and grunts. It's the way his whole face lights up with excitement when he knows he is about to eat. It's his little chubby rolls on his legs, neck, and arms that are impossible to clean. It's the way he sweetly snuggles into my arms as he drifts off to sleep. It's his smiles that wipe away every ounce of frustration. It's all these little things and a million more that make me unspeakably happy. The first moment I held him was terrific, but nothing compared to the little, normal, routine characteristics of our days together.

I hope you take notice of the little things throughout your day, and I hope they make you smile.


Jen said...

The little things are so wonderful, aren't they? I'm glad you're enjoying motherhood!

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