I grinned all the way home, delighted with the blessing I had witnessed. I let the goodness of that moment fill me up until I was like a cup running over. How often have you walked past the small delights of the soul because you were too busy or too preoccupied with the concerns of the world? Taking in the small delights during day that can restore how we see ourselves and each other. We have to notice them first; we have to give the present moment it’s full due to be able to embrace the goodness that is so abundant in our lives.
I tossed my book bag and purse on the nearest chair when I got home and turned the kettle on for tea. While I washed the day from my hands I took a quick peek in the mirror and saw something I didn't expect to see at the end of the long first week of getting ready for a new school year. I saw a smile and eyes that sparkled with joy. That’s what taking in the small delights will do for you; it’s the best beauty secret I know. Who needs Lady Clairol and L'Oreal when you've got the elixir of small delights. It’s either fear or love, baby. What do you see?
Art by ladysymphonia