The quote I've stitched around this design means a lot.
It reminds me that everyday life is ordinary, and within each ordinary day can be found simple joys if we just stop for a bit and take time to look for them.
I wonder how many lovely things we miss when we rush from here to there, or absorb our minds in things of no true consequence?
Did we stop to hear the birds singing to each other from the treetops as we walked outside to check the mailbox?
Did we fail to appreciate the gentle breeze that blew through our hair as we climbed from our car and hurried into the grocery store?
Did we notice the weary, yet sweetly satisfied sigh of the young mother holding her new baby close to her chest while she waited in line at the checkout behind us?
Did we wake beside our precious husband and thank God for the soft rise and fall of his chest as he sleeps, assuring us of another day together?
Did we lovingly press his freshly washed shirt and hold it to our cheek, remembering "I love you" moments we've shared and are still to share?
Did we take off our shoes and stand in the grass to feel the sensation of cool green blades and moist earth under our feet?
I'd love for you to add your own 'did we?' in the comments below.
Let's remind each other of the simple joys found in an ordinary life because I don't want to miss any of them.
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