Sunday, February 12, 2006

It's Just the Little Things



Why am I so content? Why do I feel so loved? This made me think for awhile......

The bathroom door was shut, the lights dim, votive candles flickering, and the tub was full of warm welcoming water topped off with bubbles. Does life get any better then this? I know that baths aren't for everyone, but for me they are a small slice of Heaven. I revel in them, and this is my time to reflect. I slipped down under the silky water, laid my head against the back, and allowed my mind to wander.

As I listened to the quiet, there were distant voices drifting in from under the door. Everyone was busy doing something that they enjoyed, and you could hear their contented voices. I felt even more relaxed and at peace.... I felt loved.

I thought of how earlier in the evening Dennis had stopped at my favorite espresso stand to buy me a pumpkin spice chai, without me having to ask. He knows how happy this 12 ounce cup of tea delights me. He winked at me when he handed it over, and I gave him the biggest smile to say, "I love you." It's moments like this that I feel loved.

I felt loved when my little boy tucked his chubby hand down deep into his jean pocket, only to pull out a small pink heartshaped candy, and offered it to me, because pink is for girls. I warmly accepted it by popping it into my mouth, and raising my eyebrows to affirm that it surely was the best pink candy I had ever tasted.

How about when my oldest boy, who is 6'4" tall, looks down at me and puts his long lean arm around me and says, "You're the best", just because I let him drive the suburban that day.

I must say that I would enjoy having romantic getaways every 3 months, money to toss at anything my heart could desire, all the things that great commercials are made up of, but I don't. I don't, and I am still happy and loved. Why? I guess it's all the little things that are sprinkled over my life everyday. The warm smiles..funny smirks... secret winks... kind thoughts... It's the tiniest of things that make my life sweet.

4 comments:

Salena said...

every blog you write puts me in the exact place you describe, thats what I love about your writing. When are you starting your book? Soon I hope, I need some good christian reading. Until next time...

Trina said...

Thanks Salena. I'm glad you can see what I see. Book?....LOL

Mother-of-Hope said...

Wow...sounds like a contented evening. I'm jealous. ;-)

Mike said...

With all of that...life is indeed sweet.