Thursday, November 25, 2010

The small things

The details that may go unnoticed. The unimportant things that just may be important.

Today, I'm thankful for so many things. My ridiculous, exuberant, curious children. My husband. His job. Our house. Our friends. Our families. Our neighbors. So many blessings that it feels awkwardly self-indulgent to name them all.

But I'm also profoundly grateful for the small things. The little details that delight an otherwise routine day.

Lately, I've begun taking our dog for walks. They began as short jaunts around the block, but as she grew stronger, the walks grew longer. And longer. And became jogs. I don't have as much time as I'd like for these outings, but I love them. The other day, I noticed these berries on the edge of our yard as we headed out. The patient sheltie that she is, she tolerated my dashing back inside the house for the camera.

Look at these little gems. Like beaded jewelry from a little bohemian boutique.


They're tiny. Maybe a third the size of my pinky fingernail.


And I love their ridiculous little hats. Sometimes, if you get very close, they look like little aliens or monsters.


Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. May you delight in all your blessings, both large and small.

2 comments:

  1. Yes! I'd never thought of that before, but I could so see this print on a dress or some other textile.

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