A respite from the bugs, a room for conversation, a place for an after-supper cup of tea.
This is my screen house.
We have enjoyed many moments in it. But a spontaneous cuddle with our children at sundown tops them.
The evening breeze, the stars above, and the people I love the most in all the world.
This is happiness.
Sitting down can be a welcome relief.
As I often do in the evening, I grabbed my book, a few cushions, and a throw and tucked into the couch for an hour of quiet. This is all the more satisfying knowing I have had a productive day: The final coat on the doors is done, more deck has been stained, and the house is slowly returning to a state of order (having two little tornadoes living in the house wreaks havoc on order!).
In the morning, more things will need to be done. But for now, I enjoy the simple joy of sitting.
The kids and I contented ourselves with pencil crayons and colouring books while waiting for family to arrive at the campground.
It was a treasured moment with children that are quickly growing and gathering new interests. It was shared time, quiet conversation, and the sweet simplicity of colouring within the lines.
If I’ve learned one thing in my 38 years on this incredible planet, it’s that I need to appreciate life’s little details. It’s what grounds me and what calms me. It’s what calls to me when I write. It’s also the basis of my photography (I run and Etsy shop called Sand and Petals).
Whether it’s the light through the window, the glitter in the sand, or the giggles from my children, taking a minute to wonder at little miracles is what it’s all about.
I hope you’ll join me in celebrating these minute moments.