- Total time: 2 minutes
- Total cost: $1.72
- Total impact: immeasurable
Just a note on each pillow with a box of juice and a packet of hot chocolate mix. It’s true, juice is a treat, especially when it’s in a box, and they are grateful.
But their faces–bright and smiling and heaping “thank yous” for this small thing.
I withdraw often from their “love accounts”. A word too harsh, an expectation too high.
But I love them so much. Remember to deposit!
The notes were fiercely true:
“I love being with you every day.”…..”Your smile makes my days happier.”….”You are a gift from God.”
Kyla carried hers around, admiring her “hot chochet”, showing Daddy proudly when he stopped in.
“I wike juice, Mommy”.
“I like you, Kyla.”
Kinder words were spoken for the morning. Tender hugs exchanged among siblings.
Could I remember to drop love more often into these little hearts? A word here, a smile there, and a hug always.
Is it really that hard?
We smiled and drank our juice boxes together at lunch. They will remember, if only for the day, that there is at least one person in the world who is thrilled they were born.