So many things have happened in this past week that have made me grateful for the life that I live.
It isn't any of the major things in my life, but in the small moments that I become so aware of how beautiful my life is and how fortunate I am.
Here are just a few of this week's beautiful moments:
The Sixth Love Language
Have you ever heard of the Five Love Languages? It is a pretty popular series of books about connecting with people in our lives. Well, I am pretty sure that those who put it hours and years of research to these books left a huge gaping hole, a hole that I like to call the Sixth love language.
There is nothing that makes this girl happier than food. There is nothing that stresses me out more than thinking about what food I need to prepare. There is no worse time to be around me than when I am hangry.
Enter my eternally patient spouse. Each week for the last five or six weeks he has spent his Sunday evenings preparing my lunches for the week. I've been eating especially healthily, so he has measured and bagged and container-ed all of the parts of my lunch for the whole week. I can't tell you what that does to my heart. He serves me always and I couldn't love him more for it.
I FaceTime my parents every day before work. Sometimes it is only for a few minutes and sometimes we dive into the really emotional stuff, but it offers me time to connect with them every day.
This past week, for whatever strange reason, we had a few FaceTime attempts where I could hear them, but they couldn't hear me. Or they could hear me, but I couldn't hear them. We couldn't talk and it threw off the mojo of my mornings. We used hand and arm signals and worked on reaching each other until our connections finally came through.
The failed FaceTimes weren't the sweet part of my day, but just knowing that both of us were working to be able to communicate. We wanted to be able to talk to each other and be a part of each other's lives. I know this, of course, but sometimes small things remind me of that reality and I can't help but feel thankful for the people in my life.
Time For Friends
With how busy we've been lately (see previous post), I have been really worried that I would feel isolated from all of my friends. I don't live in a neighborhood near to all of them and our schedules are varied. However, in the last week, I have had a chance to see more than one of my friends and still other have reached out with phone calls or messages. That isn't a typical week for me, we all lead busy lives, but I felt so lucky to have all of them in my life. They rock. They seriously rock.
With the stress of work and with everything going on right now, these moments that organically manifested themselves this week were so precious to me. I'm not sure what good karma I have put out into the world, but I promise to keep doing whatever that is in order to not lose these moments. (Not to mention I couldn't handle myself if Brandon didn't make my lunch.) Every day is beautiful, and made more beautiful by the people in it. These may be small moments, but they make a beautiful life.