i came across this quote today, "all life instructs"~ralph waldo emerson. it rang true for a million little reasons - and in perfect harmony with what my 5 yr old little teacher illuminated for me.
today was gray and rainy for most of the day. i don't like it when it's like this as it casts this dreary glaze across everything, muting the saturation of the day to a dull, bland hue. mixed with this hue is a lot of uncertainty that we are wading through right now, so the weather, when its like this, feels like it adds to that weight.
but then there was my littlest pirate who lit up like a star when he realized this was the perfect day for his brand new rain boots that santa left for him. they are his treasure and he has been wanting to wear them to school. and so he did...and it was glorious.
he showed all his teachers, beaming up at them awaiting their response at his most special foot wear. but today was more threat than rain...until we drove home this afternoon and the clouds spit briefly at our window. and wouldn't you know, there was the most perfect puddle collected nearby. so those rain boots jumped up and down to the music of giggles and delight. and i laughed along with him at this beautiful lesson.