I saw my desk and its glowing screen. I saw my words and figures as they travelled across the screen. I saw emails bringing in more tasks to complete. I saw a bowl of soup spinning in the microwave for a three-minute lunch. I saw the pot of stew I cooked at 8am because it was the only time I had to make tonight's dinner.
But I didn't see the sun that shone all day, or notice it shining until I lifted my head and it was time to rush to school, and the optician, and the library, and back to reheat and eat the stew.
Today I have to look hard to find the small pieces of enjoyment, but they are there:
- Finding a few pods of fresh peas in the garden for dinner - the boy's favourite.
- A long hug from the husband when he came home.
- Sitting with the boy watching a very rare after-dinner DVD.
- Choosing said DVD with him at the library after watching him devour an ice cream in the sun.
- The minutes of reflection while writing this post.
And two major pieces of work finished - a very satisfying achievement.
Tomorrow I will look for the sun, and truly enjoy the small pieces. And if it rains - as well it might - I'll notice and enjoy that too!