The past weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go spend some quality time with my nephews in Chicago. These amazing boys are growing so fast…and I feel like I am missing it because I live so far away. We often facetime, which helps, but there is nothing better than having a little guy come sit in your lap, a hand hold your face, all while telling you about his favorite Star Wars character. Makes my heart so happy!


While visiting, we decided to go on a walk to their neighborhood park. Half-way there, a butterfly landed on my younger nephews shoe…to which he immediately stated: “It’s just the BEST DAY EVER!” Oh, to be filled with that kind of joy and wonder! That sweet little phrase has stuck with me for the past week. It has helped me remember to find the joy in the everyday. So many times, as adults, we get so caught up in what we need to do, in our deadlines, in the details, that we forget to find joy in something so simple. The joy of a sweaty, three-year-olds hand holding mine, the joy of spending time cuddling on the couch and learning about Star Wars (which I have a lot to learn apparently!), the joy of a butterfly randomly landing on your shoe.

Today, go out and find something simple that brings you joy, and revel in it. Make it be your BEST DAY EVER! Then go out and do the same tomorrow.

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