There are many lessons to be learned in life, and one of the most valuable is appreciation or rather, a form of love. Every day life can be monotonous, it really can be. You wake up, drink your coffee, drive to work, sit at your desk, drive home, make dinner, shower and go to sleep. We all know how to appreciate those random moments that make life a lot more fun, you know, like a funny phone call, an ice cream on a hot day, a beach trip so on and so forth, but what we really should be practicing is how to appreciate and love the small things in life. The smallest most minuscule moments that actually make up our world.
Even I am guilty of taking things for granted, but I found that doing something as simple as jotting down a few things I enjoyed during the day really turns things around. After you get in the habit of doing that, you start noticing them each and every day and really appreciating them.
Today started off on an awesome note. I woke up all on my own (which is a bonus since my stupid ass forgot to set my alarm) at 6 and got to sit and enjoy my coffee for a little while. I started getting ready and halfway through my eyeliner my phone rings.
As you all know, I had a pretty wretched night last night because of some things an ex friend of mine had said. I was lucky enough to have someone to complain to about it.
Turns out at 6:30 this morning, R stopped by on his way to work to give me the hug I so desperately needed last night, but couldn’t get.
To put it lightly, he made my day. I’m all about the simple things in life, and a small gesture like that put a smile on my face all day. It really made me realize that this world isn’t lost when there are still simple gestures of kindness left.
Because my day got off to such a great start I kind of forgot the other small things. It took a good song to remind me how much I appreciated the weather, 65 degrees and blue skies, as I was driving to work. It took me a few minutes to remember how lucky I was to have food packed in my lunch.
I did remember though. I remembered as I was laying in the sun on my lunch break and feeling the grass underneath my skin. I laid there and stared at the clouds and felt grateful for all of my friends and family and the support I had received the night before. I silently thought about how lucky I was to have such a great job that I actually enjoy my lunch break stress free.
I watched the wind blow through the trees and felt grateful that I am out of the hospital so I can enjoy such moments with out a plane of glass in between.
As I sit here with an ice pack on my Humira injection site (damn these allergic reactions) I’m thankful that I have access to medicines that help me live a little bit closer to a normal life.
As I sit here and miss my mother and feel the rage at my ex friend’s insult towards her, I’m thanking god I have my Father, Step mom and Sister not to mention my little Noodler. If we spent more time loving the people around us, instead of our material possessions, instead of dwelling on the negatives, I honestly think this world would be a lot less chaotic.
If you just manage to look up, you’ll realize that even in the most crap of situtions, you still have your life, and you still have those you love. You’ll still have those small little moments like the wind through the trees.