A few of my recent favorites…
“It is not all a pleasure, although there are many moments of pleasure. It is not all fun even though there are plenty of fun moments. It’s that all those moments, whether a pleasure or a pain add up to something. It’s an exhausted, messy kind of happiness, like finally crawling up the stairs to bed at night and seeing them sleeping, breathing slowly, their soft little fingers twitching in a dream.”
This speaks to me as a parent, and just as a person. All our moments add up to something. They add up to a life.
2. This Side Table. I have no idea why I love this, but I do. It won’t go with anything in my house, but I don’t think I care. (There is a good chance I just used my husband’s credit card to order it. It was on sale! Merry Christmas to me!)
3. These customized library totes for kids by SixpencePress. Because I am a big dork. I’m contemplating getting these for my 3 dumplings for Christmas. We love books. And we love our library. They’ll be psyched about getting a personalized tote bag instead of a My Little Pony, or 2.5 foot tall Imaginext Ultra T-Rex, right? Who needs toys when you’ve got totes?!
4. My final favorite is this quote by Charlie Chaplin:
You need power only when you want to do something harmful. Otherwise, love is enough to get everything done.
You tell ’em, Charlie.
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