I’ve mentioned before that my dad had a massive stroke a little over a year ago. Saturday my boys had their first soccer games of the season. My mom and dad, along with my sister and her kids, decided to come to the game. Let me tell you, trying to maneuver a wheel chair through the grassy fields was not the easiest task.
We watched the games, we talked we laughed, and Dad sat mostly quiet. Every once and awhile he’d give one of the kids a high five, or pat me on the back. I was glad he was there, but I wasn’t sure how much he was getting out of it. My sister snapped this photo and posted it on facebook.
It took my brother in law commenting for us all to notice the bunny ears Dad put up behind my head. Look again, did you notice? I laughed out loud when I saw that. Mostly because that is SO HIM! He’s always had a great sense of humor. Since the stroke, his humor still shows itself but much less frequently. When my sister asked him about it later he just got this smirk on his face.
It’s one of those little moments I could have easily missed. It took someone else to point it out to me. Mindfulness can be like that, sometimes you need someone else to say hey look at that! And yet, that one little thing blessed my day.
Spend some time today and listen to those around you! What special moments do they see that you might have otherwise missed?