I was reminded today that life is so good. It was a little moment that passed today that normally I would have taken for granted. We went to a movie tonight as a family (we saw “Up”..great family movie). My sons decided to sit in the row ahead of us because there was only 4 seats to a row…we happen to be a family of 5. My hubby and I sat with Tessa at our side.
Throughout the movie, my kids all showed there unique and quirky personalities. Lukey excused himself to go to the washroom, only to return and break out laughing mid-walk down the isle as he watched the movie. He giggled all the way to his chair. You have to hear Lukey’s giggle to appreciate it. It’s the best laugh and it’s totally infectious.
Tyler would lean down and whisper things to Lucas through out the movie which would bring on another bout of the giggles from both boys. I tapped Ty on the shoulder to share his Skittles and he gave me the biggest handful and smiled his wicked little smile at me. He’s so loving.
Tessa spent a lot of time talking out loud as the movie played. She was very concerned for the characters involved and her expressions are so animated. I love her so much.
So…as I sat there watching my kids, and tapping my hubby every time one of our kids did something I got a kick out of, I was reminded how good life is. It was a good night…no, it was a great night. We were all together and we loved being together. That’s what life is all about.
Life is good.
There is so much beauty in life, sometimes we forget to appreciate the little things. We live in a country where we are free to love, praise, and live without condemnation. That in itself is cause for joy. Why are we always finding something to complain about?!
Soak up the joy all around you. Be thankful for your friends and family…they are food for your soul.
Tomorrow is going to be another beautiful day. I plan to start it out with a smile and a hug from my kids.
I’ll leave you with one of my favourite quotes by George Bernard Shaw.
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”
George Bernard Shaw
Epistle Dedicatory to Arthur Bingham Walkley
“Man and Superman: a Comedy and a Philosophy”
Good night my friends!