Thursday, May 21, 2020

Small Matters Make Things Easier

writing with a group from Ruth Ayres' invitation: "sharingourstoriesmagic".
You're welcome to join in!
         When reading Ruth's invitation today, I was struck by the term, "small matters", something I believe might be a key to some help in surviving this tough time we are experiencing. Most Thursdays, "before", I worked my shift at the used bookstore where I volunteer. Now I spend them with my granddaughters on these days. It is all morning until after lunch when they need to go home for their zoom guitar and ukelele lessons! They love them and don't want to miss!
         Every time we get together, I leave it up to them what to do. We went weeks without being together and miss the time very much. Though I've been a few places, the bookstore (not open) and the grocery is about it. They have not been anywhere and though they have a wonderful backyard play space and much to do at home, ALL the time is not so fun. 
         So today, small matters meant they wanted to make pla-dough. I have a recipe that's awesome and they get to choose the colors and create all they want plus take it home for later. Then, they decided to get into the costume box, and this time, took it all home for creating plays, presentations, whatever is fun for them. They love to sing and dance, they love to dress up for their "acts", so that's what happened today, my "small matters". 
         One more thing that feels important: the girls and I laughed for all these hours, making jokes, pla-dough creatures, dressing up as the silliest characters they could imagine. Laughter truly is the best medicine!
Sharing a dose of this laughter with you!





11 comments:

  1. What a sweet, beautiful day! Love those precious moments.

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    1. Well, you see that I do, too, Julie! Thanks!

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  2. I'm so happy to hear you got to spend time with them today...and your writing radiates joy.

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    1. Thank you, Mandy. It was a wonderful day!

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  3. Such special memories you are making with them. I've missed sharing time with our girls, but we Zoom once a week and build our memories that way. Enjoy

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    1. Yes, I know many are connecting via their computers & what a blessing that is. Many memories of this time will stay with us for sure.

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  4. There is always joy in the girls faces when they are with you. What a delight to have them so close. You are blessed with this time.

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  5. Linda -- I love love love this post. I'm so glad you are getting to visit together in person. I've been thinking about you and them, missing one another. Also, homemade play dough is one of my favorite things. :)

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  6. It's so nice to hear from you both, Elsie & Ruth. I feel blessed to have them close & now, after all the weeks, to be with them again. We all continue to be careful about where we go & don't go much. The girls don't go anywhere & are sad about that. They miss the fun, even of the grocery store! Thank you!

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  7. Being with granny is a big thing for any child. Imagination, play, laughter expand the space and time. How wonderful that you were able to spend tie with the girls.

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    1. Thanks, Terje, it is a special thing for sure.

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