Bundling Smalls

My family watches this lovely show on the History Channel called American Pickers.  In short, I greatly admire the show’s premise: assigning value.  It’s a positive practice, assigning value.  Antique shops have the right idea when they describe their activity as “appraising” or “appreciating.”  Reinforcing the elements of worth in an item and its history brings a sense of respect and meaning to pieces of our lives that can easily be overlooked or forgotten.

While I’ve certainly grown in appreciating objects around me, I’m going to take a moment and bundle together the smalls (seconds) of my day into a package deal that I think is worth celebrating 🙂

  • waking up to the sun shimmering through my blinds
  • small little chirps of my parakeets, unsure if I’m awake yet to hear them
  • sitting down on  a hand-embroidered seat cushion made by my grandmother to write a letter at a ladies desk I inherited from her
  • wishing my dad a happy fathers’ day
  • sealing a letter with a heart-shaped sticker
  • getting sweaty on the badminton court
  • diving into the pool, even though I knew it would be a shock of coolness
  • slobbery kisses by my friend’s dog
  • laying on my back on concrete, staring into a sky with flitting bats and the fading sun
  • rescuing a toad from the puppy
  • a game of Twister
  • riding home in my dad’s pick-up with all the windows rolled down
  • hair that smells like curl cream, sweat, bug spray, chlorine, and sunshine
  • snuggling into bed for a good night’s sleep

Sweet dreams!

enjoy the shining moments

enjoy the shining moments

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