Sometimes the stresses of the day become so big. Just getting folks dressed and fed seem huge. Especially the dressing part. And especially when it’s picture day at school. But then (after wiping away the sweat) you stand back, take a breath and realize it was worth the extra effort to try to look special.
Because it’s not every day you wear your pearls.
And it’s not every day your little brother lets you put your arm around him.
And stand so close.
Sometimes when you feel pretty you see pretty things everywhere.
And sometimes a small, solitary flower in bloom…
becomes the perfect gift for Mama.
And makes her day.