Celebrating a Tiny Moment

What is more ordinary than walking from  classroom to cafeteria for breakfast duty at the start a school day?

But the little moments every day are full of possibility.

I walked out around the back of our school, passing the courtyard between two parts of the building. I heard a cheery whistle. My eyes swept up past the wide circle of branches at the bottom of an evergreen tree to the lone tall branch at the top. A bird perched there like an angel on a Christmas tree- a simple but festive decoration. The bird sang loudly. “Pretty bird, pretty bird,” it seemed to say. I stopped to listen for a moment before walking on. Then I was ready to greet students coming in with a smile. “Pretty kids, pretty kids,” I thought.

What tiny moment has settled in your writer’s heart this week?

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5 Responses to Celebrating a Tiny Moment

  1. What a great way to start the day. You have perfectly captured the beauty of this moment.

  2. lindabaie says:

    Celebrate the moment if you listen, and you did! Nice to read this, Diane.

  3. Ramona says:

    This moment with a cheery bird, so like you to let it capture your writer’s heart. Copying this sentence from your post into my writer’s notebook: “What tiny moment has settled in your writer’s heart this week?”

  4. cvarsalona says:

    The small moments are the ones we don’t expect to bring such joy. Diane, you captured that well.

  5. Tara says:

    A lovely small moment so beautifully captured, Diane.

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