Today I made warm, yummy soup on the stove. I love soup. It wasn't really a 'soup' day. It is almost February and we really haven't had a 'soup' day this winter. We had sunshine and a breeze today with weather patterns that are more reminiscent of spring or even mild summer weather. But I wanted soup. I am not much of a recipe girl. I can follow them, and have had great success. It is just not likely that you will find me in the kitchen cooking up something from a recipe. But I love to throw things in a pot and make soup. I also love to throw things into my meatloaf...but that is a discussion for another day.
My warm soup make me feel all nice and soothed and yummy inside. I love that feeling of comfort. I admit I ate three bowls full of soup. But it was so good. This got me thinking about other things that warm me up. So I wanted to share a few...
A date night with my husband...(best advice we ever receieved when we were first married was...keep courting each other.) We will celebrate 13 years of marriage this coming week and I still love going on dates with my husband. Though I wish it was weekly, we usually only average 2-3 times per month, but with five kids I would say that is pretty good.
Snuggle time with any of my babies! I love to cuddle and whisper "your wonder, I love you, your my best friend, you are so smart...etc." in my children's ears. I love the feeling of having a little one (or in the case of my 10 and 8 year old that are the same size...and NOT little) curled up close to their mom. I love the talks that come during those precious and sacred quiet times between mother and child. That always warms my soul!
A great book warms my soul. I do love the scriptures. But I also love a good fiction book as well. I love to just get lost in the moments of another world, time, place, or person. I only do the clean books, but there are actually a lot of those out there. I am a happy ending girl...so Nicholas Sparks and I aren't so much TFF...though I did love the Notebook. My mother could read a book to us and make it come to life. I guess that is one of the reasons I love books so much. I love to read to my children and confess that I need to do that more than I do. I do it quite a bit, but always think I should be doing it more. Reading...It warms me up!
A good letter... I love writing and I love receiving a good letter. I am very sentimental so I have letters tucked away in little files. They mean something to me. They are not just words, they are time, feelings, and expressions of appreciation. It takes effort to make a letter happen. And their very existence warms me! I guess that is a good place to end...since THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT is all about writing letters of gratitude.
I am curious...what warms you inside?
*And if you get a chance, check out the 'giveaway' post... I would love for you to win my cute Butterfly Project Pen and stationary.
Changing the world...ONE letter at a time.