It was a busy weekday afternoon. Nothing out of the ordinary. Life at my daughters’ house was full of kids, laughter, teasing and loud voices.
The voice of urgency to get everyone ready for soccer practice rang out a familiar tune as kids ran around getting things together, filling water bottles, looking for lost shoes.
A little deja vu for me from years past. I sometimes missed those crazy days and enjoyed being in the midst of all the chaos for a bit.
Ava Grace sat on her Dad’s lap getting soccer shoes tied with her long wavy hair in tangles around her head sweaty from a day of soccer camp. She jumped down and handed me her hair elastic to help her put her hair up. I was grateful there was no need to brush out the many tangles but I made an attempt as I gathered her hair up and stroked it gently…braid or pony tail ….pony tail…I gathered up her hair like I had done her for her Mom for many years and quickly made a pony tail wrapping the elastic around it…akin to riding a bike, something I could do blindfolded.
How many times and how many pony tails had I gathered up for my daughters? Did I relish the moment? Did I cherish it? Did I know how special it was to have that moment.? Nope. And today I got a do over in my heart .
It was only 45 seconds. Ava Grace did not give it a second thought, but I did. There is something special and elegantly simple in creating a ponytail. It is just an everyday ordinary moment that I have done a zillion times. And yet today it meant something. If felt like an honor to do something so ordinary, so simple. It is those simple things in life that connect us. Making a meal together, doing dishes, brushing hair, whispering good nights.
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My wish for you on this Thoughtful Thursday is to honor those wonderful but often ignored moments. Cherish those 45 seconds and savor them. They are quick but oh so important. Now you know what to do 🙂 go out and make it Thoughtful One.