I discovered a little surprise the other morning. It made me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A brother making his little sister happy….
I heard them going up the stairs, thump, thump, thump. That night I grumbled to myself as I hauled all her dolls, plus the extra pillows and blankets out of her crib to make room for a good night’s sleep. In the morning I saw the whole picture. When I asked Annika about it, she explained that Jeremy made decorations for her doll party. That kid just independently and quietly does his own thing, and often it’s something interesting or nice for someone else. Sibling love is so precious!
I knew there was a lesson for me. I just needed to take the time to find it. Doing kind things for others for the sake of giving them pleasure, not doing them for the sake of the audience or out of obligation, that is the way to experience joy.