"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the small things take up the most space in your heart"
That Pooh was a wise little bear. I remember reading to my own "little cub" those stories of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger and not realizing how his words would continue to resonate after all these years.
In taking a moment to consider the importance of the little things in life, I must admit that it's hard for me to live in the moment. I've tried. I mean really, really tried. But I tend to be an over-thinker, a worrier...so I worry about everything and most of it being out of my control!
I'm fairly positive that if you found the oldest, wisest person you know and ask them what really mattered the most in their lives, they'll likely tell you about their husband, wife and family.
So, my message this month is about taking the time and truly appreciating all the "small things". So here goes...(Be patient, this might take awhile!) It's the pleasure of the first sip of coffee in the morning personally delivered by that person who loves you; it's the sighting of the first peony that blooms; it's the sound of rain on a Saturday morning when you have nowhere to go; it's a sunrise that begins every new day; it's the smell of homemade Italian sauce; it's the giggle coming from a little red-haired girl with sparkly sneakers; it's holding hands; it's the tears when you have to say goodbye to family that you know you won't see for awhile; it's the laughter of a child, no matter how old they are; it's hugging someone really tight because it makes you both feel better; it's the taste of coconut almond ice cream; it's a lick on the face from your favorite puppy; it's hearing a favorite song on the radio when you least expect it and singing really loud because no one can hear you; it's spending time with old friends and meeting new ones too; it's a cold glass of Rose on a summer night; it's the beauty of a quiet lake; it's the first snowfall of the season; it's a full moon; it's deer grazing in a field; it's the thrill of New York City...and it's reading a bedtime story about a bear named Pooh to a sleepy little girl.