Today is a tucked up in bed day, for pain is giving me a bit of a beating. I’m learning to rest in it and muddle through it and find ways to thrive in it, but then there are other moments:
before you make any plans or resolutions,
before you declare your heroic intent to persevere,
you just have to cry.”
I love that quote. It makes me smile and not feel bad for having a bit of a crumply time. I will be heroic, I will persevere, I will make good plans and stalwart resolutions, I will be creative and give way to belly laughs and make delicious things to eat, but not yet.
First I will rest and know it’s quite alright to be weepy and achy and have quite enough of sad, bad things happening in my life and the lives of people I love.
“Being happy isn’t having everything in your life be perfect.
Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things.”
Over the past week I’ve started taking pictures with my phone of “all the little things.” The small, insignificant happinesses that dot my life even on bad days. Here are some of them:
Going out for breakfast with Bear and having good talks over a hazelnut latte and toasted ham and cheese croissant.
Cheerful wool socks that keep me warm on this week of stormy, stormy days.
Soft, sleepy light filtering through the window on a rainy afternoon.
A gorgeous faux turquoise necklace dripping with stones: $4 at the thrift store.
Handmade medieval Finnish shoes from Bear.
Bear and I holding hands while we drive to town to run errands.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies by candlelight as a storm rages outside.
Stringing them all together gives me such a lovely feeling of warmth and belonging.
What little happy things would you string together from your life this week?