Often it’s the birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries that get all the attention; what we consider life’s milestones. While I agree that those days are special and should be celebrated with friends and family, there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s the small moments of joy that make the most difference.
Things like stepping outside on the first warm day after a long, cold winter, or watching the evening sun melt into a purple and pink horizon.
Or playing with puppies.
This past Sunday we took our twins, our oldest son and granddaughter to a basketball game at the University of Kentucky. They have an exceptionally good team this year and getting tickets wasn’t easy. If you follow college basketball at all you know that UK fans are some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fans anywhere. Every game is packed with yelling, screaming fans.
At first Abby (my granddaughter) was awed by the noise and the crowd, but she quickly got over it and got down to business.
It was so much fun watching Abby watch the ballgame, but she isn’t your typical UK fan.
Only a child could sleep through thousands of screaming fans and a band playing the fight song so loud it made my head pound.
Yes, we should celebrate the big moments, but don’t overlook the small ones because when they are woven together they become a blanket of memories that you can wrap around you and draw warmth from during the coldest days of winter.