I attended a university that was two hours away from home. It was the perfect distance for me. Far enough to feel like I was “away” from home but close enough to be able to get a break from campus life and do my laundry for free.
Every time I would leave to go back to school, my mom would take pity on me and hand me some spending money. Without fail, I would take some of that money straight to the farmer’s market to buy fresh flowers to take back to my dorm room.
My mom would laugh and shake her head at me, marveling that a college student would use extra cash to buy flowers instead of food.
But, in a stage of life where I was on the threshold of adulthood, those little $5 bundles of joy were a symbol of comfort and of home. And all of these years later (twenty to be exact), I would still rather spend a few dollars on fresh flowers than on a cup of fancy coffee. Not that you can’t have both, right?
They just do my soul a world of good every time I walk past them and it amazes me that something so simple can have such a powerful impact.
So, here’s my question for you today. What is something small and simple that you do around your home that fills your soul with joy? I’d love to hear from you!
Happy weekend dear friends!