A stay-at-home-mom, or “domestic goddess” if you will, my mom had a knack for details. (Well, she still has that knack, she’s just no longer a stay-at-home-mom.) Tiny little things that could either go unnoticed or make your day — those are my mom’s specialty.
Peanut butter toast was one of my favorite breakfasts before school. Naturally, after she spread the peanut butter, my mom added a special touch. An “L” one day, a small heart the next. Just a little something to let me know that this toast was made just for me by someone who loved me.
At lunchtime, I’d open my lunchbox to find a note written on my napkin. Hi Lauren! I hope you are having a good day at school! Can’t wait to see you when you get home. Love, Mom
She brought fun snacks for fieldtrips (not to mentioned chaperoned them all), had popsicles in the summertime and hot cocoa in the winter. Sometimes, after a particularly rough day, I’d come home to find a small treat. Nothing big, just a little something to say, “I’m thinking about you.”
It is from these tiny gestures that, over time, I learned their power. You never know when a seemingly insignificant act can turn a day around.
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