Rainy Saturday

The definition of contentment is to wake up to the sound of rain on the roof instead of the buzz of an alarm clock. To take your time in a warm shower and to step out feeling refreshed and then to find a happy, smiling baby is wide awake. The definition of contentment is to know that your other child sleeps soundly and peacefully, even through her brother’s high-pitched squeals of joy.

This morning I take a moment, while my son plays happily, while my daughter drifts through happy dreams, and while the rain pours down outside. In this moment I reflect on how it’s all the little things (the smile of a baby, long curls strewn across a pillow in semi-darkness) which are the ingredients for the purest joy.

 

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