It had been awhile coming – all bottled up, too busy to think about it all, let alone talk about it. And wasn’t even sure I’d know what it all was I needed to say, if I ever got around to saying it. Just a big ball of mixed emotions.
You know the days.
It was Monday morning. Breakfast was cleaned up, the boys were playing, and I had just finished talking to my Dad about it all. I poured myself a glass of water. As I sipped water in, water came out… little silent tears that trickled down my face.
Somehow Gage just instinctively knew, came hopping around the corner, ‘A love will make you happy, Mama.’ While hugging and wiping away the tears, I glanced over his little shoulder at the beautiful sunflowers resting on our kitchen table. In that tender little moment, I was reminded to follow the example of those sunflowers — to look towards the sun for light and encouragement.
Today was ours for the making – to look for the sunnier things.
Wildflowers in our backyard inviting us to share with others, made me smile. My mother always said, ‘Happiness is to forget self and do something for someone else.’ Gage chose which flowers he thought our neighbor would enjoy most.
He knocked and knocked and knocked, as loud as his little fist would knock (which wasn’t very loud) but she finally answered. She admitted she could see us in our backyard snipping flowers and wondered what we were doing with them.
Yes, life is full.
Life is good.
There are always reasons to smile.