Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Marrow-Sucking Sort of Day

This is a series I am doing for the month of October. If you are new, you can start HERE.
Day 15

Thoughts on Joy:
Today was one of those glorious days that only come in Autumn.

“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.” ~Henry David Thoreau


My flowers are blooming.
Tank planted these bean sprouts at school. He was so proud to bring them home yesterday.

Monkey is probably my most observant child. He is always bringing home treasures to show me: bird's egg shells, empty wasps nests, lizards and the like.
This was the kind of day that lends itself to contentment at least, if not full blown joy. We wanted to drink it all in so we spent some time outside. I took the little boys to the park late this afternoon and was so happy just to watch them play. Too often I am reminded that these days are numbered. They will not be little forever.

Specs is getting too big for his favorite footie pajamas. His toes and heels have worn through the ends and they are a pretty tight fit lengthwise, but he still insists on wearing them. The other night as I was getting him ready for bed I told him that his pajamas are getting too small because he is growing every day.

He looked at me and said, "Someday I will grow up big like you, but today this is not someday." 

I think that is reason enough to be joyful today.

Today I Found Joy in My Journey:

--Running through a field chasing little boys.
--Pushing my boys on the swings at the playground.
--Feeling the breeze through the open windows in our house.
--Playing with Play-Doh with my kids.
Yes. That is a purple hot dog. With mustard.

 What brought you joy today?
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1 comment:

runningfan said...

Hot dogs wrapped like mummies brought me joy today.