Yesterday was a simple day.
It was a small day full of small things. Full of slow walks and big dreams, persistence and just rewards. Of Shakira and sweet potato-tofu curry. Scary movies and working side by side on the couch. Of peppermint tea and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Chopping vegetables and the smell of garlic filling the air. Of wine and of work and of rest. It was a day full of you wash, and I’ll dry.
See, what I’ve come to realize is that Justin & I are simple people.
Small people whose lives are made up of small things. Of inside jokes and forehead kisses and baby, brush the hair away from my face. Of standing shoulder to shoulder and walking hand in hand and feet (and paws) intertwined on the couch. Of 90’s save the world movies and Law & Order SVU re-runs.
That right there is the sheet music of our lives. And it gets away from us. So many times it gets away from us.
But home always calls us right back to that place. Of chopping broccoli and sipping red wine and looking up at your best friend to realize….
this right here….this is what everything else is for. This small, simple moment. That makes up our entire world.
And I’m thankful for it. Thankful for the chance to hold on to it while it’s here.
So today I ask you….what are YOU thankful for?
What are those small, simple moments that make up your life? We can’t wait to hear your stories. So to sweeten the pot, we’ll be picking one lucky winner to receive either a $50 gift card to the grocery store of their choice to go get their Thanksgiving turkey (or tofurkey as the case may be!) or a $50 gift card to Restoration Hardware. Y’know, in case anyone is really jonesing for that wreath!
The contest ends tomorrow at 5pm, so get to thinking!… And to thanking!
***In related news, we are also so very very thankful and humbled that we recently passed our 8,000th comment. Unreal!! And our lucky winner just so happened to be Justin’s dad who said he didn’t need an iTunes card. That we should just put it toward our mortgage instead. Ah, Parents!! :)