Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
prompt by Brené Brown
Too many to recall especially thanks to this most extraordinary child of mine. His Aunt Toni and I were just discussing this truth about Daniel just the other day. He is uniquely gifted in warming people’s hearts with just his smile or his sweet laughter. The most ordinary of moments are exquisite and joy-filled and you just want them to go one and on and on and never, ever end.
Christmas Day morning I watched him as he passed out the gifts to his sisters and began opening his own. The gifts this year were few but to witness his excitement and joy one might imagine we were celebrating the excesses of Christmases past. Daniel’s joy, his simple, ordinary, child-like joy filled us all that morning in such a way that our hearts grew three sizes that day. My son’s ordinary joy reminded us of the truth that we already knew in our minds but not so sincerely in our hearts; that Christmas perhaps doesn’t come from a store…Christmas… means a little bit more!
Every day, every single day this year and every year of this child’s life I am so damn lucky to experience, to live such profound joy. Thank goodness, too! I swear it’s like he was created for this amazing-ness. And me, well, I try to always appreciate him, my own angel of ordinary, profound joy.