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.
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!
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.
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!