Today we celebrate our mums.
And here’s a twist: let’s also celebrate all the little things in our lives that exist but go unnoticed. Let’s say ‘Happy, Thank You, More Please’ about all the tiny miracles we get to enjoy.
I got to hold the sweetest baby last night at a dinner party.
I cooked a truly delicious recipe for some people I love.
I had three women in my living room whom I admire.
And there’s so much more: lilies leftover from my birthday perfuming the entire room, a mother’s day gift and card for me on the piano, (a piano! a miracle!), a full clean dishwasher, the carpet vacuumed, sunshine, a sleeping dog who loves our family.
I have a laptop. My fingers work to type. The coffee is hot. A friend sent an email that she loved my novel.
And yet — you know this, too: I could give you a list of the other sort.
I could just as easily tell you that there are always bills, that I have a stressful meeting at work on Monday morning, that I can’t run anymore because my foot is permanently injured. That I missed out on a job I wanted. That I’m worried. Sad. Unsure. All of it.
But I choose to say Thank You. I choose to give attention to what I want to grow in my life — and that one tiny shift in attitude has served me so well.
Wherever you are today, and whatever you are facing, I hope you take a moment to enjoy your day.
Thank you, mums everywhere, for all you do.
Thank you, world, for offering a series of tiny miracles for us to appreciate.
Happy. Thank You. More, please.
It’s my mantra.
Love Catherine x