You've heard me say it here before - it's the small things that happen each day that I look out for. It's these ordinary things that bring moments of joy and contentment to life.
Here are a few things that have brought me joy over the past week or so...
As I was watering my tomato plants I heard a rustling nearby. I turned to see this cute little hedgehog snuffling about for food, no doubt he is on a mission to fatten up for his winter hibernation.
We helped him out with heaping some cat food within sniffing distance and he happily spend about 15 minutes scoffing it all down. Now, along with attending to my bird feeder daily, I put little piles of cat food out which is always gone by the next morning. I have also set up two watering stations in the garden for these cute little creatures.
It seems 'somebody' thought that the food was for her LOL. My cats pretty much ignore the hedgehogs in our garden, I think they know which creatures are not to be trifled with.
On another day I stepped out to hang up a load of washing and saw these to moggies just chilling together.
I thought they looked so sweet that I took a picture :)
And on yet another day I was sitting outside in the sunshine enjoying a quiet cup of tea when my attention was caught by the insect life happening all around me. Butterflies and bees abound on sunny days and watching them go about their work from flower to flower really was a joy and brought a sense of peace in that moment.
I pretty much always have my camera downstairs and nearby so that I can capture these fleeting moments. For me, when I slow down and observe the world around me, when I cease my business or slow down enough to stop and take in a small joyous moment presented to me, I find that I am better off for it. Small joys = great peace and appreciation for life.
Blessings to you all today...