Recently my husband and I hosted a young man looking for work. He is my son’s best friend, and we wanted to be able to help him when things were looking very bleak. For 2 1/2 months we adjusted to having a third person around, and while he was a perfect gentleman and very considerate, when he left for a potential job in another state, we felt almost giddy. Having the house back to ourselves has brought my husband and I closer, and sharpened our appreciation for the little things.
I won’t even go into naked days, but this morning what I noticed was the joy of quietness. My husband had left for work, the birds were singing outside, and the house felt still and peaceful. I was filled with gratitude to know those moments.
I’m having a great day, filled with busy stuff, but the peace within me is the best part of my day.