It is often the little touches of beauty
that add grace and an air of a special occasion to every day life that I enjoy the very most.
Having no landscape here at Providence Lodge yet,
I sent my daughters out to scavenge lilacs from obliging neighbors.
We now have bouquets all over the house, filling the air with their sweet aroma.
Each handfull sits humbly in a quart jar,
proving that nothing expensive need be purchased to make your abode a special, beautiful haven,
just some thoughtful and creative touches here and there....
a pat of butter served in a heart shape on your sweetheart's pancake,
a few yards of fabric ironed and laid on the table for a luncheon cloth,
a handful of picked wildflowers,
or a candle from the dollar store.
I do truly wish you could smell the lovely lilacs just now.
Such a small improvement, but huge in influence.
Even so, I think it is the small acts of grace that have the most profound impact on our loved ones..
a caring note in a lunch,
a goodnight hug and I love you to your teen,
a smile when your spouse walks in the door.