“But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa’s fiddle softly playing
and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods. She looked
at Pa sitting on the bench by the hearth, firelight gleaming on his
brown hair and beard and glistening on the honey-brown fiddle.
She looked at Ma, gently rocking and knitting.
She thought to herself, “This is now.”
She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the firelight
and the music, were now.”
Abigail and I have started reading the “Little House” series for our read aloud time in the afternoons. We are almost finished with Little House in the Big Woods. Last night while I was waiting for Bill to arrive home from the conference he is attending, I was looking through the part we have left to read. The above quote is on the last page of the book. The line “this is now” caught my attention and it made me wonder if I always enjoy right now!
I love to plan ahead and think about dreams for the future, but I don’t want to miss all of the blessings of today!
Have a lovely today! ♥