Tonight during our “companionship inventory”, Teresa led the discussion in planning our three-year-old’s birthday party. I had an existential moment, thinking, “A three-year-old’s birthday party? Don’t I have higher and nobler things to attend to? What am I doing with my life? Do these trivial little pursuits really matter?” The answer came to me at once. Yes. These things matter a great deal. Eternal life is right now, and it’s comprised of little things, little wonderful things.