Friday, October 7, 2016
Life just stinks sometimes, doesn't it? It is full of stress and illness and a bit of exhaustion. We complain of bad bosses, mounds of laundry, and kids that never pick up their shoes. We focus on the things we haven't gotten done and the things done too quickly.
We need to focus a bit more on the golden moments.
I sound like a motivational poster, don't I?
Oh well, I stand by it. As corny as it sounds we need to look for the good to outweigh the bad. Because the bad just intrudes and takes over sometimes. So here is my list of golden moments from the last few days starting with the one from last night that made me think of writing this post. Because everything is fodder for a blog post. You have been warned.
When you wake up before your alarm and lie there dreading the sound of it going off and then you roll over and realize it is only one in the morning and you still have 5 hours of sleep in front of you. Is there anything more wonderful in that moment? I don't think so.
That first sip of a perfectly made cup of tea, ideally taken just after your kids walk out the door for the bus when you know you will have a few minutes of peace and quiet.
The hug you get from your teenage son when he forgets he is too old for such things.
Book mail. Self-explanatory, really. Coming home to new books will brighten any day. I ordered some books. They haven't come yet but anticipating book mail is almost as good as receiving it.
Sunsets. Autumn sunsets are gorgeous. My daughter and I get very excited about them.
Phone calls from friends you haven't heard from in a while.
Chinese food eaten in a park in the midst of running errands. Shrimp and chicken with vegetables. Delicious.
Watching my husband and son watch baseball together. I don't know why but it melts my heart every time.
Cocoa almonds. Not quite as good as a chocolate bar but much healthier.
Switching out my summer clothes for my winter ones and finding a shirt I forgot I bought at the end of last season. Never worn, still with tags on. New clothes without spending any money recently. That is a happy moment right there.
Getting out my huge afghan that I use all winter. It is kind of ugly but so comfy and cosy. Now if I can just keep the kids and the cat away from it. They steal it when I am not looking.
Honestly, I thought the last week was pretty miserable but when I started listing things there were quite a few golden moments. I am sure there is a life lesson in there if you care to pursue it.
What golden moments have you had lately?