So tonight when I walked into the bathroom and automatically grabbed the tissue off the floor and tossed it in the toilet, I was struck by how funny the things are that we find on a daily basis. I wanted to share them with you, because the more I thought about it, the more precious these little ‘discoveries’ seemed. Some of my favorites are:
-Hot Wheels in the bottom of the hamper
-a dozen school lunch notes from Mommy tucked neatly in Eden’s backpack-used Kleenex stuffed back into the tissue box
-the gift of a carefully drawn picture resting on my pillow
-a notebook filled with Adaleine’s unsteady handwriting
-superheroes in my purse
-colorful little hair clips in my shorts pocket at the end of the day
-cars parked in a line on the coffee table
-the crusts of the sandwiches in Eden’s lunch box
-dozens of books pulled off the bookshelf by a little boy wanting to read about trains
-a new toy clutched in a little hand at bedtime
And then there are my favorite discoveries, my little babies. There are mornings when I wake up to find a sweet face sleeping next to mine on the pillow, or find two little sisters snuggled asleep in one twin bed. I’ve found Judah on the floor between his sisters’ beds and once asleep teetering on the foot of Eden’s mattress.
As I tossed that wad of tissue into the toilet tonight it occurred to me that I am so blessed by the little treasures I find every day, even if I feel exasperated at the time. I was reminded of The Nester’s mantra; it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Such a true statement and one I hope to keep in the front of my mind when I step on yet another Polly Pocket in the middle of the night. Enjoy your treasures!