Love the Little Things

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.

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  • Reply Darby Hawley February 8, 2017 at 12:27 am

    So perfectly written

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 8, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Shew, this brought tears to my eyes this morning! You are SO right about all this. I live for the weekend but nights when I’m cooking dinner with J or having a glass of wine with a friend are the best times. Even if they happen on a Tuesday.

  • Reply Lauren February 8, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Yup yup yup! I made a plan to try to notice little things during the week several years ago and I kind of… forgot. Weekends are awesome, but weekdays are when you can see you work friends and justifiably spend an hour or more on the couch since you had such a long day and where so much of life happens. Glad there are blogs to document those moments!

  • Reply Laura February 8, 2017 at 8:26 am

    You’re just so right on with this. I live for the weekends when I get to spend every minute with my little guy, but there is so much that happens during the week that I forget about it, because I’m too busy looking forward. Thanks for the reminder bestie — you’re so smart. 🙂

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky February 8, 2017 at 9:39 am

    SUPPORT. it’s those small things that make you enjoy life so much more. I try to see life the way kids see it – everything. Ever notice how kids will take forever to walk to the mailbox when it takes adults less than 2 minutes? it’s because kids see the world for what it really is – wonderful and filled with color and opportunity.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Oh I totally agree with this! There was one night last week when Gary laughed so hard and I had to record him because seeing that moment will make us remember those little things!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    ahhh – this is a perfect midweek pep talk that I needed. Perspective is everything.

  • Reply Carly February 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I’ve been trying to be more intentional about finding little things to look forward to during the week, because I definitely just count down to the weekends constantly, which is really a shame when time goes by so quickly as it is. Love this reminder!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 8, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Such a relatable post! You make us want to stop and smell the roses and I love that about you!! Have a beautiful day!

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  • Reply Katie Elizabeth February 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Love love love this! I think it’s a big reason I love blogging, too – I want to be able to remember all of this ‘little stuff’!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    LOVE this post! I’m totally guilty of living for the weekends or our next vacation, especially now that I’m back at work and just want to be with baby girl. I love coming home and snuggling her, and appreciating every moment <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Emelia February 8, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    This is beautiful. As the years pass I’m big on this. Like our nightly antics and tickle fests with Ethan before bed and our dance parties when we cook on Sunday mornings. Love this post!

  • Reply texerinsydney February 8, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Awesome post, Nadine. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Reply Mandie February 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    What a great post, Nadine. 🙂

  • Reply Audrey February 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    🙂 Totally agree!

  • Reply kristen February 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    i’m not crying, you’re crying. you are so right <3

  • Reply February 13, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I love that!! So sweet and precious!! Remember those, and I’m glad you have a place, an outlet, to remember them!

  • Reply Laura February 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Yes! I love this so much and it’s so true.

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