Sometimes being an adult is so overrated. (think laundry, finances, illness, cleaning bathrooms…) But sometimes being an adult is awesome because you have the perspective to appreciate things like these:
– Beer on tap… wait for it… in my basement.
– A piece of paper folded unevenly and at least 12 times that, when opened, reveals a carefully drawn picture with big letters: I LOVE YOU MOM!
– A run that was really hard and really fun all at the same time. (I had two of those this week.)
– The smell of homemade spaghetti sauce in the crock pot.
– The sight of your child, head bent over homework, hair falling across her face, look of determination in her eye.
– The feeling of tears welling in your eyes as you see the look of joy on people’s faces as they finish their journey to join the church. (oh, how I love Easter Vigil Mass)
– A good night’s sleep.
– Easter chocolates (particularly those pilfered from little people’s baskets).
– As you turn the corner, the unexpected burst of color from tulips in full bloom.
– Watching your kids dash to a set of rolling, grassy hills just for the joy of running up and rolling down them.
There is so much to be thankful for in the moments of everyday – the moments that are sometimes hard to grasp in the midst of all those adult-responsibilities. I hope that I never lose the perspective to look for them and revel in their grace.