Thursday, July 19, 2012
The simplest of things
Daily responsibilities can sometimes take their toll without you even realizing. It seems like there is always some kind of demand on my time or attention. And the workload associated with Mom's care has increased significantly in the past year.
Today I found myself with a free lunch hour - a truly free hour. Mom was at her Adult Day Care and Auntie had plans with a friend.
I called Bella's Bistro and ordered my lunch for take-out. I came home and ate my lunch out on the back deck with my faithful buddy Millie by my side. The sun was shining, the food was great, and the company was cute and quiet. I didn't have to talk or think about anything. Everything and everyone was taken care of was someone else's responsibility for awhile.
Just the simple joy of spending a little quiet time with myself, sitting in the sun and eating out of styrofoam dishes. Honestly, I felt like a million bucks. I sat there thinking about how relaxed and peaceful I felt.
I'm trying to stop and appreciate the little things. I'm trying to surround myself with positive energies and distance myself from those who thrive on the negative. I'm trying to do more things with friends. I'm trying to say yes I can, more than no I can't.
Let the big stuff roll off your back and stop each day to cherish the simple moments.