The pure joy of playing with blocks

Two days ago, I discovered a short clip of a baby building a tower out of blocks. The face of pure joy on that kid was amazing. Just look at her smile!

My daughter is now seven months old. She is starting to crawl and play around with many different toys. It is amazing to see her smile and laugh at seemingly simple and basic things. Whether it is just a toy that rattles or lifting up a toy to reveal another one, she finds joy and delight in literally everyday things.

I have been training myself to do the same through gratitude. When I feel down or if something doesn’t turn out right, I intentionally stop and think about all the things that ARE going right. I have a home, beautiful daughter, enough food to eat, more than enough to drink, clothes on my back and luxuries my grandparents could only dream about when they were kids.

And sometimes I bring back the joy of childhood and treat myself to some Lego 😉

What brings joy to you, dear reader?

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