Tuesday, December 6

My 'Smile' Moments

Here we are at the end of yet another year, season and time. Almost at the end of the 365 days that began only yesterday. As sure as there are regrets and unfulfilled dreams, so are there moments which, no matter how small or how few and far in between they are, do make us smile. I recall a few: one of them is my chime, the thought of which makes me smile secretly.

I had wanted a chime for the longest time and when I finally stumbled on one it had to have a teacup, no less. I mean, for someone who actually likes tea, it was the perfect thing. 
But on the day that we put it up, there was no breeze! Nothing moved! It was so quiet I got really worked up. All I wanted was for it to immediately begin to chime! Back and forth the window I went, peeking at it, wondering if we had hung it right. Maybe they aren’t aligned such that the tiniest sound can come through? I wondered why tonight of all nights there was no breeze. But I wasn’t going to go to sleep that night without hearing that thing! But finally, I did. Gently, quietly, those pretty, slim, pink cylinders came together in the sweetest sound I have ever heard, and I smiled so hugely, and the thought that popped in my head was ‘that is the promised sound!’ That is exactly what the chime is meant to do. No matter what part of the house I am in, I can always hear that very pleasing twink twink, however faint, and it never ceases to amaze me.

Finding those moments, making those sweet memories out of the small things and not necessarily waiting for the big ones, is important. And so, The Chime, which I have named The Sound of Promise, as well as my little Christmas tree, are a few of my favourite things. They automatically provoke a smile, and are a constant reminder that no matter what is going on, when the time is right…the time is right.

And just last night, I was remarking to someone that I hadn't heard that twink twink in a while, and right on cue....there it was. :-)

What are your ‘smile’ moments? If for some reasons you have none, create them and ….

…be free oh.

Photo Credit: Me.

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