It’s the Little Things
23 Wed, 2011 § 7 Comments
It is strange sleeping alone – well, I am not exactly alone.
I have become an Allie sandwich with Bodh-Eis bread. These sweeties have sure softened the blow of my loneliness the last couple nights.
To show them how much they mean to me, I biked home yesterday during my lunch break to give them some love. The act seemed small because my time with them was pretty short. I would like to think this act is notable though & softened their lonely day. My commute takes about 30 minutes in the morning, but happy anticipation pushed me home in 20. This isn’t a leisurely stroll either; I’m cranking & have a decent climb over a hill that had slipped my mind. They are worth it…their greetings makes it worth it too.
How on earth can I give Bodhi the attention he deserves with a needy pup in my face? I try though. After playing fetch with her for awhile, I distracted Eisley by letting her lick the skin off one hand while brushing Bodhi with the other.
The little things have been on my mind. I am recognizing & appreciating the small acts I do not normally notice on a day-to-day basis, like Dave always setting the alarm clock or turning on the space heater for me. I mean, I am a big girl & can set my own clock, but honestly, I was a little paranoid it was not going to go off after I messed with it.
There are the big things too of course, like coming home to a clean – I mean immaculate – house. We are both generally tidy people who prefer cleaning different areas, which makes us a great team. If things are clean, I am good at keeping them clean…but the floors hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned since we moved in. Confession: we have not replaced our vacuum yet & I am being picky about the dust mop I want, which is apparently out of stock indefinitely [or so it seems]. Christine was nice enough to drop off her vacuum & Swiffer before we left for Albuquerque, so Dave cleaned while I was gone – he vacuumed, organized, scrubbed & laundered. Our home feels lighter & fresh. I am simply happier because of it.
You know what else brings light, fresh & happy to mind now that we are in AZ?
While I was away over the weekend, one of Dave’s Valentine gifts arrived, but he had no oranges. He is the oj drinker of the house, & while I usually pass, it seems sad just sitting on the counter, so I will just have to break it in. Oh what a life.
Nothing quite like fresh. It just seems happier.
Open your eyes & heart today. What small acts of love do you overlook? Express your appreciation & make your own love known now!