I have been stopping to notice how much I love the beauty in the every day, even more than usual these days. I love "life", the little real life moments that make each day precious , that make this life mine, and make it so beautiful.
Like this moment from the other night. My sweet girl sitting on the steps, she is so into a good book that she couldn't keep walking up to her room where she had been headed, so she sat down right there on the steps in the light of the setting sun, beside the pink fluffy slippers. So absorbed in her story that she didn't even see me there smiling at this. This is one of the things about her that I love to watch unfolding; her love of books. I have always thoroughly enjoyed reading. I would walk through the house with my face in a book, or stay up reading way past bedtime with a flashlight under the covers. A good book rich with imagination, can transport you anywhere. And Emilea has been this way too since she was so little, we would find her in a mound of books, in her toddler bed, flipping through and making up little 2 year old stories from the pictures. When we walked by later she would have fallen asleep with a book on her face. Now that she can read the words her love for them only grows. Delightful!!!
take a look around your day, then slow down and look a little bit harder for the small moments that are pure treasures. This view truly is a gift :)