grateful for the little things

Tonight the girls ran wild and free outside in the backyard. Swaying back and forth on the swing that hangs rather awkwardly on our big beautiful tree. I watched as they giggled and the curls of their hair flew aimlessly through the wind. In that moment I felt that rush of gratitude. They are healthy, beautiful, smart and all ours- its nothing short of a miracle. 

I proceeded to carry on with my evening, making a tasty stuffed chicken and simple arugula salad. After cleaning the kitchen, it was bath time. As I reached for a towel out of the linen closet, I felt the urge to bring it close to my face. I took a deep breath in and the scent of our detergent was so fresh. I caught myself in a thought of how this little moment of sensory indulgence seemingly meant so much more to me. I have a linen closet full of beautiful sheets, a home filled with the scent of goat milk and lavender candle and the fresh breeze of windows wide open. I knew right then that I was blessed with little luxuries all around me. The tangible and non-tangilbe. All of it had me quietly whispering a thank you. I don't want to take advantage of these moments. After what felt like years of chasing all the big things, I am so happy with simplifying and truly just noticing how beautiful life is at its most micro of levels. 

With that, a little gardening is on deck for the weekend. That spring clean up is mighty but we are up for the challenge. I hope everyone enjoys a couple of days of warm weather and time well spent. I would love to hear all about it, be sure to share in your comments below.