Finding Moments for Tiny Delights.


“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, and a hug from a child. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.” Jack Anthony

Tonight as I sat on my bed working a bit while the kids were out with with Nana H. out for a walk, I answered emails and planned my busy day tomorrow.  As I typed, I heard the bustling from our entry way and the pitter patter of 2 little feet coming down the hall.  I could hear E squealing as she conversed with anyone who would listen from her stroller.

The door to our room cracked distinctly and there he was, his blond curls bouncing on his head as he waddled toward me.The S on his Superman T-shirt protruding slightly on his little toddler belly.

“Maaaama”

“Hi bug,” I said softly as I scooped him up with his arms outstretched for me to grab him.

The light in the bedroom was getting dim as the sun set.

I could smell the fresh, crisp air on his chubby cheeks as I pulled his face to mine for a kiss.

He wrapped around his arms around my neck and gave me a hug and turned abruptly to point at the TV and say “Mi.”

“No Moose right now bug,” I said referring to his insatiable desire to watch the Nick Jr. cartoon Moose any time he sees the TV remote.

More words, more independence.

A moment filled with tiny delight with my Q.

“Mynewfavoriteday,’

I wish you a day with many tiny delights with loved ones, friends, a passion, a hobby, everything and anything that gives your heart light. What tiny delights  help make today ‘yournewfavoriteday?’

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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20 Comments on “Finding Moments for Tiny Delights.”

  1. CJ Says:

    Those little moments are the very best!

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  2. eof737 Says:

    Moment by moment, we build lasting memories… 🙂

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  3. Leighann Says:

    i so did!
    Any day spent with my family without interruption is “mynewfavouriteday”

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  4. Andrea @ The Penny-Roach's Says:

    I think that moment when your kiddo first sees you, when their eyes light up and a big smile comes on their face, that’s my favourite moment too.

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  5. deborah l quinn Says:

    Do you know “Grace in Small Things” (I think I’ve asked you this before) – it’s a wonderful link-up and this post seems exactly that: finding the moments in a day that make us breathe and think “okay, this life I have here is just exactly right.” Lovely.

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  6. Alison@Mama Wants This Says:

    I love that turn of phrase, ‘tiny delights’. Because they may be tiny, but the joy is indescribably big.

    Mine is my son, cliche and expected as that may sound. Like today, he smiled at me for no reason other than that he was happy. And that made me happy. A tiny delight.

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    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Yes, totally agree Alison you nailed it, the moment may be tiny but the joy is indescribably big.

      As far as I am concerned it’s never a cliche to say your tiny delight is our kids…they are walking moments of indescribable joy! I love knowing that other parents feel the same.

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  7. Eric Storch Says:

    It is always the little things. You never disappoint, Shannon.

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  8. Jamie Walker (@chosenchaos) Says:

    What will I do without the sound of pitter-patter. It’s my favorite noise!

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  9. Recovering Supermom Says:

    Yes, these moments are so simple and so precious. Our youngest is the most affectionate of our three and I love getting his hugs and kisses!

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  10. Kindred Adventures Says:

    It is the little moments that capture us isn’t it. Those little voices that give big hugs do wonders for us busy mommas! -LV

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  11. January Says:

    The simplest moments can move us the most can’t they? Lovely. (and I call my little guys ‘bug’ too – such a cute nickname)

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