some days its the little things that touch me in big ways. things that mean little to the other person involved but leave me really really grateful. like this today:
this is my neighbor boy. a senior in high school. i think he had a snow day today.
i was out shoveling my porch and sidewalk.
the carpet/tile guy was coming soon to measure the floors.
i didn’t want the carpet guy to drag 4 inches of snow in with him.
i looked up from my shoveling to see my neighbor boy coming over.
he came over with the snowblower.
he offered to snowblow my entire driveway.
he didn’t know i woke up with a migraine.
he didn’t know i’ve had lower back pain for 3 months.
he didn’t know i had surgery 2 months ago.
he didn’t know shoveling snow was something i shouldn’t be doing yet.
he didn’t know the carpet/tile guy was coming.
he refused the $20 i tried to give him when he finished.
he helped just because. really! just because!
his simple act of genuine kindness touched me in a big way today.
it left me really grateful.
not only for a clean driveway, which is nice.
but it also left me grateful for everyday moments.
moments that i sometimes take for granted and forget to be grateful for; or moments i overlook without seeing the beauty of the moment.
and speaking of everyday moments…..
i totally didn’t plan to post this layout here today, but it’s another example of a sweet everyday moment from 1991 that continues to mean the world to me. isn’t dave precious? this is one of my absolute favorite everyday moment pictures of him. i did this layout for a journaling challenge over at CMK.
my journaling reads:
“this is the good stuff.
i absolutely adore this moment
when you were playing in front of the
little bird mirror that grandma had.
i captured on film one of those
amazing genuine everyday life moments
that could never be planned, posed
or anticipated. i love you”
yep, i’m a true believer that its those small everyday things in my life that truly are big, big things in my heart.