It’s the little things

While there are many significant moments in life which are obviously life changing, I find that often it’s the little things that make all the difference.

You know – they’re the small day-to-day happenings that have a disproportionate affect on your day, your mood, and thus the world and life in general.

So I thought I’d share a couple of these small yet powerful events that have shaped my week thus far.

The Good

On my way driving Bookworm and Picasso to school on Mufti Day, I had a horrible sinking feeling as realised I didn’t have any gold coins. Just as I was about to scour the car for coinage and send them off with several handfuls of 5 cent pieces – I found two shiny gold coins in the hidden zipper pocket of my handbag! I had literally struck gold! Happy days were here again and my joy over this seemingly insignificant event was indeed exponential.

Another small yet wonderful happening occurred when I cleaned up my desk drawers at work and found this beautiful tea-cup:

Tea in a pretty cup can make any day seem better!

The Bad

After a weekend of lying flat in bed with a head cold, I took a sick day from work on the Monday. I had blissful visions of a restful day in bed, watching TV, napping and recovering, when Bookworm theatrically announced he was sick as well and needed a day off school. May I just say I have not actually had a weekday sick day where I get to rest without looking after children for ABOUT EIGHT YEARS NOW. I would like to say that I lovingly put my own needs aside and then proceeded to fluff his blankets and organise homemade chicken soup, but the sad truth is I think I slammed the door and yelled a little bit.

The Ugly

Fortunately, I spotted the gigantic huntsman spider on the car door BEFORE I opened it to get in. But I still had to run screaming for a broom, bash the spider off the car and kill it before it slunk away and planned a counterattack. I HATE spiders. Even though the whole ordeal was probably only a minute or so, I felt the aftershock all day, and spent a great deal of time frantically brushing non-existent spiders off my shoulders as I drove.

Sometimes it really is the small things that count!

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4 thoughts on “It’s the little things

  1. Asta

    Emma – you may not like what I have to say, but if you treat spiders with loving respect as one of God’s creatures (ie fake it till you make it) your whole attitude toward them will change. True – it happened to me. I bought the most amazing spider picker upper thingy and it is the best investment I have ever made. I don’t have to go anywhere near them.
    And I agree – tea does taste better in a pretty cup! – Asta x

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