All of us working folks totally live for the weekends, or live for the next big life event. The thing is, while you are waiting for these things, your life is happening. Life isn’t about Saturdays or some big milestone moment, it is about all the little things that make you smile and bring you joy. The little moments are the ones I want to remember. That is why I take pictures of a random Tuesday dinner, or a picture of Mac just hanging out on my lap. That is why I make sure to write down all the little things that I want to remember about Zoe each month. Sure, it is great that she can now grab a toy or smile. But do you want to know what I really want to remember?
The huge belly laugh from Chris when he makes a funny joke while we are watching TV. The way that Zoe scrunches up her shoulders when she smiles. How Mac swats at your hand when he wants pets. Hanging out with my sister and helping her shop for clothes for her new job. Having lunch with my mom while I was out on maternity leave. I want to remember that conversation Chris and I had standing in our kitchen with a glass of $6 wine. Or the time that Zoe entertained me for 20 minutes just smiling at the mobile of her crib go round and round.
All these little daily moments are the ones that add up to a great life. So just remember that when you are hating life on a Wednesday morning as you are driving to work. Because tonight when you get home, something little might happen that will forever bring a smile to your face when you think back on it. And that is what life is all about my friends. Love the little things.