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.
“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?
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
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.
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.
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?
These little feet, usually so busy, stomping and moving and in motion. What a treasure to watch them at rest. It’s all about balance, right? Love these tiny, tiny moments.