Part of being focused on bringing joy to the forefront for me has been to focus on the simple moments, rather than the build up and expectation of the larger more planned events. While both have their merits, the little moments reveal so much about the joys in life if we allow them to.
Like cowboy boots and a tutu….
this simple moment in time where my daughter Charlotte pranced around in these boots, boots that we received from a friend whose daughter has since outgrown, as if she were the most fashionable thing on earth.
Because, of course! Tutus and boots are adorable, no matter the time of day when they come on the heels of a lovely, imaginative, spirited four year-old.
Not sure I could pull it off.
But, in that moment, I realized that she takes joy in simplicity, in the little things – like pretty tutus and fantastic, hand-me-down boots.
And, there is so much we can learn from our kids in that regard.
Today, we received snow again.
This was my status update.
You know what Charlotte did?
She found the joy…she popped out and tried to catch the snowflakes.
…while wearing a tutu and her favorite boots, of course. Because that’s what you do when it might be the last snow of the season, rather than think about how it might delay school again or cause you to miss another day of your second week of work.
I was reminded in this moment to allow the joy to unfold and play out before me. It wasn’t long before all the girls were out…
And, more boots were in the mix.
They are reminding me how to live. Even if for a moment in my day.
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