My children made a card for my best friend’s mother this week. They picked flowers from the garden which we slipped inside a handmade card and sealed with a crooked bit of tape. I bundled their contribution into my pretty gift bag and sent it off, together with the rest of her gift.
She sent us a thank you video some hours later. Do you know what she treasured most? The random, mismatched flowers and words up and down a page stained by dirty fingers.
I was moved to tears.
It had been a hard week for us. The kids are back to doing online school, South Africa is back in Level 4 lockdown and many friends are down with Covid. Touch wood, we have been safe, happy and healthy but still, it hasn’t been easy hearing about other people losing loved ones and battling to save their businesses etc.
So, being able to make someone smile made me smile and once again I can say with absolute conviction that I am GRATEFUL for
- the gift of life
- the gift of good health
- my happy, healthy, creative, funny, kind, intuitive little people
- friends that feel like family
- flowers, birdies, sunshine, bugs and the whole ecosystem that gives and gives
- the sense that the more I appreciate THE LITTLE THINGS, the more they turn up.
How about you?
Can you vibe with that?