Sometimes Monday

feels like a heart so full of joy. The last two years have been a roller coaster in many ways but this #tinyperson is the gift that keeps giving. Today this little boy turns two! On a recent visit, his great grandpa said, “He is really something. He must have good parents.” Agreed!

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Our tiny person’s mama is home in the summer so our schedules are a bit different but we still get to have plenty of play time. He loves duplo blocks, gears, and cars and his Grampa. Grampa is a good playmate and can do fun things like juggling and magic tricks.

I love to peek in on these #tinytinymoments.

tiny, ordinary moments

“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

I was browsing the Audible sale and saw this book listed. I read it years ago but I thought it might be a good walking companion (really working on making a daily walk into a habit). What a great choice, except that I want to stop and write down quotes every few minutes. So I have a printed copy coming from the library. But this quote – about preparing to live but not being very good at living – this idea has been on my mind for months. I think I need to write this one on a sticky note and put it on my mirror for a daily reminder. Pay attention to this tiny, ordinary moments, like that fuzzy bee and those beautiful, butterfly bush blooms.

Does this strike a chord in your heart too?

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So many #tinytinymoments these days:

  • Summer break is almost here
  • There was a fabulous storm on Sunday evening
  • I finished two books and a sleeve over the weekend
  • My peonies are finally blooming and a very groggy bee almost made it into my bouquet

thanks to Michelle for the #tinytinymoments prompt

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I had time over the long weekend to play with photos, paper, and pen and this tiny, tiny moment rose to the surface.

On Wednesdays I get to spend the evening with our tiny person. I love this little menu that his momma puts in his dinner bag. Such love. Being a working momma is not always easy but she is doing a wonderful job. I am so grateful to be a part of her village.

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I have had a tug of war with Easter. There have been some rocky times that have fallen during this special week. So this year, it was such a treasure to watch our tiny person join the big kids for the Palm Sunday procession of the palms. He was a bit puzzled when everyone stopped, but he waved his palms with joy. I think this is the Easter that will give me a new set of memories.

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I love his curiosity. He dropped down in from of this little fenced area and looked at the sleeping herb garden for a long time. Such a great reminder to pay attention. Winter is fading away and I am excited for spring in a new way. I am imaging more herbs, the lavender bushes coming back, cucumbers, maybe even some blueberry bushes. What are you excited about?