I find that I really like and appreciate and will prioritize tender moments.
Example? As I write this piece I’m lying in bed while my son sleeps next to me. He came in a few hours ago, upset by a dream.
I listen to him sleep, and I feel really, really lucky. Blessed to have this child. Even more blessed because I have three kids – three super-special relationships.
Another, different, tender moment? Spending time on the phone with an old friend. It doesn’t take long to get into the familiar, old tempo of conversation. As I sit in a chair by the window, alternately listening and talking, covering all manner of topics…
It’s soothing, relaxing, reminding of simpler, pleasant times past, making the present more pleasant too.
Just two examples. They’re all around if you look, if you’re open.
Maybe that was something of what God intended when he came into the world as a humble human, as Jesus of Nazareth. If you believe in that sort of thing. I do, but you don’t need to.
Either way, they’re good for you. Good for your soul.
Tender moments. Take ‘em when you can get them.