Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Four Words That Made My Day

My budding artist's latest picture for mommy.  Another joy in life..kid art.
Whew, sigh!  I can't believe it is the last day of August and I have not posted all month long.  Do you know how many nights I thought of these great posts as I fell asleep...if only I could somehow capture them and write them from my thoughts.  Oh, well.  I had to jump back in with this one though.  It made my day.

Yesterday, sitting at the dining room table for breakfast with tossled hair, baggie eyes and way too tired to care about much yet, my daugther looks over at me and stares at me intently and says, "Mommy, you look pretty."  All I could do was giggle (really laugh out loud) and tell her "thank you."  At one of my worst moments, looking ragged and lame, my daugther tells me I am pretty.  It really, truly made my day.  Do you know why?  Because it reminded me that not only is beauty in the eye of the beholder, but more importantly beauty is less about the outside and so much more about what's inside.  Leave it to my 3-year-old to remind me of that. 

What reminds you of the important things in life each day? 

Monday, August 16, 2010

A blooming artist...

Art can bring us together, well, and it can tear some apart, I guess.  But, Friday, I was able to see how art can make children laugh, grin in sheer pride, express themselves (even if they can't talk), share, respect each other and just plain teach us all that every now and then (even when it's really hot) you need to stop and smell the roses.  I hope you'll smell some roses today and enjoy something beautiful!