Manchester, UK

Bitesize Wonders 06

Yesterday morning it snowed a little. It wasn’t the kind of snow that was enough to blanket a small pavement, much less, an entire city. Instead, it was the kind that was afraid to grow into something much bigger and quickly melted into frail rain that was likewise not bold enough to come pouring down.

In that short moment, I captured a wholesome exchange that made my heart smile, and it was the simplest thing. I had just brushed my teeth and was returning to my bedroom wondering what to have for breakfast when I first noticed the snow out the window. “Oh wow, it’s snowing”, I thought as my heart fluttered a little. I stopped in my tracks to admire the falling flakes, and then I contemplated getting my phone out to record an Instagram story but decided against it.

That’s when I saw it. In the window opposite mine, my neighbour was standing next to theirs too, staring outside just like I was. A moment later, she looked to her right side, picked up a child that was still so little he could not see above the windowsill, and together they watched as the fragile snow fell.
They both smiled wildly. The little boy pointed at the snow and his mum nodded along as though she too was as delighted by what she saw outside. I got distracted by a phone call and not long after they were gone, and so was the snow.

I couldn’t help but think back to the little boy who marvelled at the smallest thing with a smile planted on his face that could not be easily uprooted. It made me instantly think about my quest to find Bitesize Wonders in my day to day. I couldn’t help but think back to how beautiful everything seemed at that tender age and how the simplest things had the ability to put me in a good mood.

When did I grow so much, I began needing to consciously practise gratitude in order to fight off negativity? I remember a time when it just felt natural to do…

With that to think about, I’ll now gladly share with you a few things that made me even one ounce happy this past week. From the little to the defining moments, these were my Bitesize Wonders.

And you..? What have been your Bitesize Wonders this week?

Your restless romantic roamer

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