Here is a pile of stuff Joe pulled out of the heater before we started using the wood furnace again. It is a ritual for him to clean it every year. When looking at this lint and scrap pile, I began to recognise all of the little things we did throughout the year together to make this pile of love. Crafts, coloring, playing with our birds and reading were just some of the things we did in that spot of the house. The memories and love were there! I felt them in this tiny pile that I almost just threw away.
It reminded me to slow down and life and look closer at everything... even things we usually do not take a second glance at. You never know what you may see!