small joys.

It's always good to take a moment to stop and appreciate.  A couple of nights ago my grandfather passed away, and while it wasn't entirely unexpected, it was still hard for me.  I've never had to deal with such an intimate family member's death before.  So, I'm taking today to appreciate the small moments in my life that make everything worthwhile.

Like eating pizza on tree stumps with an old friend. 

Or laying by the water, drinking champagne, and enjoying the salty air.

Visiting your cutest friends, even if they live all the way in Baltimore.

Coffee dates with old friends, who have seen you through thick and thin.

Playing board games with cats.

Taking a moment to actually look at a spider web, those patterns are so elaborate!

It seems, it always comes back to surrounding yourself with the people you love,  being thankful for the small things.

Miss you Grampa.