fresh flowers and a family hug
it's kind of amazing what spring tulips can do for someone who is not feeling too hot. it's like medicine, these purple tulips, i swear. stella and i picked them out at the market yesterday, toiling over which color to choose, finally narrowing it down to bright yellow or soothing violet. stella enthusiastically picked purple, and they brought immediate joy to our home and our hearts. every time i look at them i cannot help but think happy thoughts. how wonderful that a small purchase can make such a difference?
and this is a bit off topic but something i don't ever want to forget. every time andrew and i have our long hugs after he gets home from work, we can always count on stella to come running in our direction with her arms wide open, hoping to get included. it makes our hearts brim with joy to see her face light up when we open our arms to let her in. she loves it. we all stand there in our galley kitchen, having a family hug for as long as her toddler tendencies will let us. of course we swap a few smooches and let out a few giggles, too.
yesterday, the best part of my day was these fresh flowers and our family hug. this beautiful combination seems to always get me through times i am having a crummy go of it and when i just need a bit more pep in my step. a pumpkin spiced late in october will do the same. ;)
what little things make your heart happy?