Sometimes I visit my mom and get some work done. I have shared before how much I enjoy the projects around the house and outside, being helpful while also enjoying the familiarity of where I spent my childhood years.
I also enjoy the quiet simplicity of hanging out with my mom. Sometimes we run errands or go out to eat, but a couple months ago, we just sat on the porch and talked about everyday things. Perhaps going through the turmoil of the past 3-5 years has made me even more sensitive to the simple moments, doing everyday life with people I love.
I sat in “dad’s chair,” and she sat across from me. We propped up our feet and chatted.
I looked out the window and thought about the generations of memories. I thought about the upcoming holidays and generating more memories. I looked at my mom and wondered how many conversations we’ve shared. I can’t even imagine what all she has done for me. I’m grateful we still like each other (most of the time—just kidding, Mom). I’m grateful we live close enough to each other and get to spend time together. I’m grateful we can relax together and enjoy the simplicity of everyday life.
I’m grateful for so many people I enjoy life with.
I probably don’t tell them often enough.
What simple joys are you overlooking? Be grateful today, and let people know you appreciate doing life with them.