Writing about my little things each week, has really changed my perspective. I search for them. And I find them in places I least expect. I look at things differently, through a brighter filter. I really notice.
And I love hearing and reading about other people’s little things. Learning what they see, and what things mean to them.
Amongst this week’s house-hunting, cellar clearing, and dentist visiting, we’ve found some lovely moments.
A Little Object Love
Bee and I went to a wonderful birthday party. She found her happy place amongst the balloon filled paddling pool, and only bubbles or jelly could tempt her out. We took a red balloon home. It has not left her side. Bee kisses it, cleans it, sits on it and carries it everywhere. If she’s not holding it, she’s hiding and finding it. She loves her red balloon.
A Little Inspiration
A friend gave me a business idea this week. I’m very excited by it, and itching to give it a go. It might just have to wait until after our house move, if my impatience can be held back for that long.
A Little Message
Every time I publish a new blog post, Dan makes a point of sending me an email to tell me how proud he is. We tell each other ‘I love you’ all the time. But, I suspect like many couples, we often forget to really get down to details. To tell each other the tiny things we love. To tell them we are proud. We sometimes need it spelled out. It really means a lot.
A Little Muddy Adventure
We’re love being outside, and I’m pretty relaxed about mess and mud. Bee is a little more cautious. So I was really happy when, on our woodland walk, she found a muddy puddle. With a little encouragement, she tentatively stepped in. She stamped, and splashed. Then she sat down. Bee refuses to sit down in the bath, so I was more than surprised. She spent a good 15 minutes sat in the puddle, splashing and swilling the muddy water around. A few passers-by probably thought I was crazy, but Bee had a marvellous time.
What are your little things this week? I’d love it if you shared them in the comments below.