I believe it’s the little things in life – there must be millions of them – that make all the difference.
All those little things that go unnoticed for the most part, that is until you come upon an unexpected moment that makes you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel it just a little differently, and makes you slow down or even stop in your very busy day to take it in.
Something as simple as a whiff from a scented soap can transport you to another place and time. Scented soaps are an easy and subtle way of bringing the season into your home. Right now for spring, I’m loving Geranium and Mint, Lily of the Valley, and Lemon Thyme – or just lemon. (I confess, lemon is always a good idea.) I love to tuck them here and there in drawers and cabinets full of linens – and forget about them.
Recently, when I pulled out two crisply folded stacks of Irish linen napkins to set the table with – what a nice surprise it was to find that one stack was scented like cloves and the other like peppermint!
And what a nice little surprise it was for my dinner guests that night.
Here’s to the little things.