Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I just caught Ruby dancing! She has this phone toy that plays different songs and she put a song on and then stopped to listen, grin and WRIGGLE AND KICK on the floor in time. Cutest thing EVER. I was going to write today that her cute thing at the moment is that she finds people cleaning their teeth hysterical and I gave her a toothbrush of her own (she's 9 months and still has zero teeth) and she watches me intently, laughs and then mimics it the toothbrush, this way and that way in her mouth.
Anyway, ridiculously obsessed parent with their child moment OVER.
So. I am having a very good week so far. Things are good, I am happy and I am loving, LOVING all the positivity this week. LOVE. I feel good about myself, about life and it all. It's all sort of spilling over in other areas and I woke up at 2am last night and couldn't go back to sleep because I was thinking about everything. I was far more eloquent at 3am as in the waking world it's all slipped away somewhat. But I really have my fingers crossed that I and everyone who has visited here or written in their own blogs about all the good things about themselves will let that cross into the next week and the week after and will pop up again when they need it most. Or if you do forget, let me know and I will make a point to let you know how ridiculously awesome you are. You kick ass! GROUP HUG PEOPLE. Lordy, I am super-lame. Anyway...
Ok, so let me tell you straight what I am loving about myself today. And it's a big one. I have very small pleasures. I don't need the world to be happy. I am not sophisticated, cool, hip or complicated. Come over let's put daggy music on and dance. Want a cup of tea? Aren't these socks AWESOME? Look! It's a doggy on tv! And he is WAGGING HIS TAIL! I like small things. I like finding the fun and humour in every day normality. I am very happy in my life, which is basically wake up, feed Ruby, my breakfast, Ruby plays and I wrap orders that have come in over night, she naps, I have a shower, she wakes has breakfast, we go to the post office, come home, play together, go to the library or see a friend or have someone over, another nap, she wakes, we make dinner, DrMr comes home, we all eat, Ruby has a bath, goes to bed, I do some more work and then DrMr and I hang out together. That's mostly it for most of my week and it makes me very happy. It's not to say I don't want things, I want a new bathroom, a bigger house, a haircut etc. All those things people want and plan for, but in my day, small things make me happy. I love a cup of tea. I love opening a tiny packet of dried fruit, I love it when the clothes I want to wear are clean, I love it when Ruby gives me a gummy grin and laughs, I love lying down next to her when she has a nap. Finding half an hour when it's all quiet and I can read stupid and trashy books.
It's such a small thing, but it's significant. I REALLY like that about myself. I am not wanting for everything in the future, I have learnt to live in the now. And be happy. I spent a lot of my life in unhappy relationships, with unhappy people and negative friends and I am free of all that now. And it's a wonderful thing.
So tell me lovely , what small-big thing do you like about yourself today?
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