Awesome Things, by Neil Pasricha, a book listing the many small things that happen to each of us that brings joy throughout the day. With Mother's Day this Sunday I thought of the awesome things my mother did throughout my life, growing up, that made my childhood a joy.
Unconditional love. Laughter. Being there after school. Making our house a home. Picnics. Going for car rides and getting a frosty mug of root beer. Porter Wagoner movies at the Drive-In. Summer camping trips. Sunday chicken dinners and watching football. Chocolate chip cookies. Vacations 'up north' on the Deer Skin river. Pets, Roxanne and Taffy.
My mother, like yours, has her dark side and we each have irritating traits to drive each other batty but just as Pasricha found the joy in the simple, everyday things my Mother made my childhood a joyful memory with the simple things she did everyday.
What awesome moments will you share about your mom?
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