At last, the day had come. As she told me on the way to the orthodontist, “I’m part excited and part nervous.” Although she’s only ten, isn’t it interesting how many of life’s situations we all face with those two emotions so closely intertwined? At least getting braces on your teeth is something I can relate to quite well.
Once we got home, the soreness set in. When lunchtime arrived, I tried to tempt her with one of her favorite cold-weather foods, chicken noodle soup. She reluctantly agreed to try it. I decided that a touch of the unconventional was called for, so instead of putting it in a bowl like usual, I got down a pretty blue flowered mug and filled it with just a bit of the hot soup.
So often in my urge to move quickly through the routines of the day, I fail to take that extra time to create a more pleasurable moment. For once, I was glad I remembered.
Have you created any special moments lately?