szerda, március 16, 2011

simple moments to remember #1

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Animal Jazz Band Fountain in sunset, Tervuren, Belgium
When we were walking to the kindergarten with Daniel this morning a lovely woman stopped me. She told me how much she admired me. In that moment I felt truly shocked. For what reason could anyone admire me, I thought. It turned out that she saw me every morning walking with my son hand-in-hand and she thought that I always looked so calm and peaceful. Me? Peaceful? I have never thought about using the words 'I' and 'peaceful' in one sentence. No way. But you know what? She was right. During that ten-minute walk I am really peaceful. This is actually the best time of the day. No rush, no noise, no worries. Just a mother and a son hand-in-hand. This is our quality time. We always walk very slowly stopping often to admire snails, birds, worms. There is something very simple and old-fashioned about it. I have never thought about it before, but this is a great way to sense the changing of seasons, something that we could never do if we were going by car. It was a great reminder for me to see how truly lucky I am and how sometimes the simplest things bring the biggest pleasure.

3 megjegyzés:

  1. that's wonderful! Life is good - I love that you've focused this post on such a sweet and honest part of your day! These are the moments that can fill a home and make it lovely =)

  2. I want exactly this when I start a family. Whenever I think about the future I focus on the little things like this and they're what make me eager for my future.

  3. I have always thought about it like this, but now I fell stronger than ever: happiness is not a constant emotion, it is built on small moments..