I once read that if you were to wake up at the early hour of your normal obligations and you had something fantastic to look forward to, you would wake up with the abnormal enthusiasm unlike the average day. And if this is true, the amount of enthusiasm and energy we expend into each day is simply a choice, not a circumstance. It’s an indicator of attitude rather than amount of resources.
I spent the weekend on Lake Las Vegas. I’m no fan of gambling or partying yet my energy has been sufficiently expended. This morning I feel heavy. I am tired, and it turns out, if the amount of frustration I felt when Mr Dreamboat was a tad noisy can be an indicator, I am highly irritable.
This is a choice. It’s not a good choice. So I will simply choose differently. I choose, this day, this Monday morning, happiness. And it’s going to be a stretch. So with that, I give you Ten Things I Love:
- I love when the filling to crust ratio is exactly perfect in a piece of pie.
- The moment you take a step back from what you’re doing and thinking and you just take a deep breath and feel grateful and notice all things that are wonderful.
- You know when you have a problem and all of the sudden there’s a moment where you realize you have some control, there’s something you can do to be a part of the solution? Yeah, that’s a sweet spot right there.
- When you wake up and you’re tired and all of the sudden you realize there’s no reason for you to get up. Sweet. Blessed. Relief.
- I’m enchanted by a good piece of art. Yesterday I attended a beautiful wedding, and just after they said their vows, a talented musician played a beautiful piece on the guitar and it sounded like the best parts of marriage. It sounded like love, and commitment and peace. I love that.
- I love family around the dining room table. I love the feeling of everyone being fully present and joking. It feels like heaven. It feels like stability.
- When I am sad, I love that I’ve discovered writing is catharsis for me. And the moment I type a sentence and it comes out exactly as I’d wish and I realize there is a conduit, a pipeline to be understood, I love that.
- Meditation is a key and a tool and a vacation from one’s brain. What’s not to love about that?
- I love a really great cheeseburger and tater tots.
- When all of life conspires and you know you are at the right place at the right time and you’re in the flow. Yeah. I love that.