Simple days bring such joy…

This poem was inspired by my sudden realisation that I had been so caught up in all the things that I ‘had’ to do, that I had not stopped to appreciate all the beautiful, important things around me. Today, I had the opportunity to just enjoy the day with my family, and I was struck by how happy I felt, how much enjoyment I got from just spending time with them. We didn’t do anything special. We walked in the rain (yes, it was my daughter happily splashing in every puddle she could find!), we went to the library, we went to the coffee shop. I wasn’t thinking about work, or housework, or the other 101 chores that always seem to need doing. I was totally ‘in the now’, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of my children. It made me think, we are so busy in our lives, that it is a rare day we find absolute peace and contentment. It was such a wonderful day today,doing nothing special, but just being – that of course I had to write a poem about it!

I hope that you, too, have many ‘simple days’ 🙂

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