Sometimes life can be very hard. We struggle through things that we cannot quickly or easily fix, or that maybe we cannot fix at all.
Sometimes these seasons of struggle move on quickly. Sometimes they hang on like a Minnesota winter. Oh how they can cause one to grow weary.
Sometimes these difficult seasons seem to cast a dark shadow over our days, but somehow the little things always shine through, bringing with them precious moments, leaving behind the sweetest memories.
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." - Ann Shirley from Ann of Avonlea
Birds at the feeder on a snowy April morning.
Girls in crazy bright colors!
A hug from a friend!
The laughter of children...or teenagers!
A new recipe the whole family likes!!
Making grandma's donuts with friends who are silly!
Meeting a friend for Starbuck's coffee!
Finding that some of his shirts still smell like the husband when I sort through the laundry, and he smells good!
Snuggling with loved ones on the couch while watching a movie!
A pile of old Pottery Barn catalogs brought on a girl's weekend!!
Shedding tears with one who understands.
Growing chicks learning to perch together!
A friend with arms long enough to get every beautiful face in the photo!
So many precious, little pleasures slipping off the string. Too many to count. Taking in the joy of each and every little one.