December 27 – Ordinary Joy
Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? author: Brene Brown
I have read this prompt twice, I get it, but it feels like an oxymoron. I know during our daily lives, moments arrive that sparkle. I guess I would have to say, it was baking cookies to give to others.We bake Christmas sugar cookies, every year, but this year it went on til the wee hours of the morning. My daughter wanted to give a large tin, to her boyfriend and his family. I had recently found out a friend of mine, is sick. We don't swap gifts, normally, but I wanted to do something for her. I decided to bake her a huge tin, for her n' her family. I became the task master, as I tried to stop my daughter from texting, while we rolled out the dough. It is all about timing, one cookie sheet goes in the oven, while you are rolling and cutting out the dough for the next one. She was getting all silly; We were tired. My son came out to help us. Big help he was, he stole cookies and ran down the hallway. He was talking in a foreign language, so I started talking in one, made up. We all started laughing so hard, we woke up my husband. My daughter falls into the rug, she is laying down now, laughing so hard. Don is looking at us like we are all wacked, but he did manage to grab a few cookies, before he retired, again. I had bought a Christmas cactus, I have never had one, I always buy them for other people. It didn't seem right to keep it, I gave it to my friend with her cookies. My daughter had bought a game, to go with her cookie tin gift. It was an ordinary moment, but we all felt good, making them, sharing memories, while we made new ones. Next year, I know my daughter will remind me of this moment. Remember when we woke Dad up at midnight, baking cookies and I was rolling on the rug, laughing.