Sometimes it’s the little things that make me feel the most thankful for my life. Monday was filled with little things. I woke up to a cool breeze blowing on my face through our open bedroom window. The breeze smelled sweet and felt like summer. I rolled over to see Brian all cuddled up next to me- he looked warm, peaceful and cozy and in that moment, I loved him a little bit more. I loved our life a little bit more. Not two minutes later, as I stared in his direction, thinking about the day ahead of me, he opened his eyes and gave me a very startled look. The poor thing looked truly alarmed to wake up and find me staring at him. The scene made both of us giggle. He wrapped me in his arms and pulled me in for a cuddle…bad breath and all. This is by far my favorite way to wake up on a Monday.
As Brian got ready for work, I dragged myself out of bed and to the kitchen for coffee as I do every single day. Monday morning’s coffee tasted better than usual. I curled up on the couch in our living room and stared out the windows toward the park across the street. I watched all the neighborhood dogs get their morning walk. I watched little kids walk to school with their parents…equipped with backpacks bigger than them. I love this morning view. I love watching the day come alive around me as I sip my coffee.
Brian came out of the bedroom and gave me a hug goodbye. He looked me in the eyes and told me that he hoped I had a good day. I told him that I thought he looked handsome in his dress shirt and slacks and he smiled that sweet boyish grin of his.
The rest of the day was filled with little pleasures. I took a walk on the beach, I wrote, I had a laugh with my mom, I spent a couple of hours with one of my favorite freelance clients, I ate cold sweet grapes as an afternoon snack, I worked out, took a long hot shower, put fresh sheets on our bed, ate salmon for dinner, giggled with Brian as we watched the show, “Girls”, felt inspired, read the last few pages of a really good book and fell asleep feeling thankful for my little imperfect but so perfect life.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”