Today, we’re resting and recovering in hopes of returning to full health for the week ahead. I realize how rarely these days tend to come around, and how we might fare better if we took these days more often while healthy, instead of only after days of sickness. Soft blankets surround snuggled bodies on comfortable couches. Laughter and light fill the living room where we have played, talked, watched, and read throughout the morning.
With our encouragement, the kids headed upstairs to play in Seneca’s room. We could hear them playing and were suspicious of the enthusiasm with which they bounded down the stairs, and their warnings to stay out of the kitchen. A few minutes later and the whispered clanking we’d heard all made sense.
Excitedly, they presented me with the snack they’d prepared – Chicken in a Biskit crackers with Nutella, and cold coffee with creamer.
If you’d have told me ten years ago that such a snack could have warmed my heart, I might have agreed to be polite. But I realize now that it’s not about the snack at all, but the motivation of kindness that brings joy to my soul.
This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March.