Finally finding the chance to get rid of my stubborn greys, at the salon, I saw a sign similar to the one below:
For some reason it didn’t sit quite right with me, which is odd because when it comes to all the things in my world that take priority; the stuff that keeps me sane and above all, happy, they all consume my daily life.
Or do they?
Leaning back in the hairdresser’s chair, pondering on what I love doing the list looked like this:
- Playing piano
- Getting my hair done, doing my nails, scheduling in a Thai massage.
Then, the compelling question…do I do all or any of these EVERY day?
And for a minute or two there, I sank into proverbial guilt.
Surely, I could avoid missing out on creating a perfect world for myself, if I just spent some time concentrating on my great loves.
We’re all put on this earth to search for and achieve happiness, right?
Or are we?
I would love to fit in an entire morning of writing every day or take a leisurely 10 click run every afternoon
I want to…
I’d love to…
Alas, I have bills to pay, mouths to feed and little bottoms to wipe.
Life’s hard enough just getting through what we have to.
But I’ve decided there’s an alternative.
How about with each day, we find something to love?
It’s nothing revolutionary, just a switch on focus.
Sometimes, you just gotta ride that wave to get you to the plateau of “This will do for today ” rather than “I gotta reach ultimate euphoria…EVERY DAY”
Serious, unknown illness hit our family these past couple of months. It’s been the “unknown” that’s put our routine out of whack. Yet, it’s also thrown us right back into perspective.
In dark times shrouded with uncertainty, there’s a desperation to return to normalcy, fighting the threat that life might change drastically, dramatically.
I wanted to be able to communicate with my loved ones again, without tension or stress.
I wanted to be able to focus on already those around me who needed my love rather than go in search for something else.
After several challenging weeks filled with visits to specialists, blood tests, MRIs, CT scans and even day surgery, we finally got some answers.
Luckily, it appears to be manageable. Solvable.
We can move forward again.
Maybe I was reading too much into that sign at the hairdresser’s. Maybe its message was more innocent than what I interpreted.
Maybe it was just a reminder to love all that I already have; that doing what I love naturally involves those I love.
Do you get to do what you love every day? Been feeling the love?
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