So OBVIOUSLY, aside from this blog, I have several other facets to my life. You already know I’m a mama and a wife. I’m also a daughter and a sister. I’m a niece, a cousin, a granddaughter, an aunt, a friend, a woman. I’m a writer, a photographer, an editor, a worker… I have a life outside of here. 😛
I’m sitting here at my PC and I’m feeling quite blessed for it all today. Maybe because I was able to sleep well last night (mostly). Yay for new meds! Yay for health insurance to cover (most of) their costs! I’ve been having such a rough time with sleep and my doctor changed my medications around yesterday. It worked. Didn’t have to give me sleep medications, thankfully. Just adjust my anxiety medications. Like I’ve mentioned, I’m going through some really rotten stuff in my personal life. Try as hard as I do to be positive, it sometimes overcomes me. Other days I am able to ignore it but it seems to pop out at night. So I thank God for modern medicine that can sometimes help me out.
Or it may be because I truly love the palm tree right outside my window, in my backyard. Palm trees are one of my favorite beauties of nature. My true favorite tree is the weeping willow. If I had that in my backyard, I’d write under it with my laptop daily. Instead, I have a palm tree that I can admire from behind my window, in air conditioning. It’s currently 93 degrees out here in Houston. YICK! Palm trees remind me of Costa Rica, my birthland. They remind me of the beach (not that there’s one nearby – the man-made one down the block does NOT count). They remind me of tropical latin music and pina coladas. I love them.
Or it may be because I look up at the windows above my PC, along the upper edge of my wall, and see all my little decorative knick-knacks. I see a mini ox-cart, or carreta, from Costa Rica and just love it. I see the wooden carved elephant with a man riding on it from India, given to me from a dear friend. I see the candle holder, with a painting of a mommy carrying her baby girl, that always reminds me of my my mom and I. I see the crystal basket with potpourri, given to me by my mother-in-law. I see the wooden carved avocado from Costa Rica, given to me by my late grandma. ❤ I also see my collection of porcelain tea pots, the two sculptures of a couple dancing and the small sculpture of a mommy holding a baby. All of those knick-knacks mean so much to me. They make me smile and remind me of the bounties in my life.
Maybe I feel energized from the big old round of tag my 4-year-old and I played for a good half an hour. We ran around the house chasing each other, laughing, making silly noises, pretending to be pirates, zombies, ghosts, even Spongebob and Patrick (ugh). Nothing like the contagious giggling of a child to make your adrenaline run.
My 6 year old is about to graduate from kindergarten and my heart is swelling with motherly pride. That probably has a lot to do with it.
My husband has been a wonderful sweetheart lately, very affectionate and very helpful around the house. Hmmmm…
My family loves me no matter what spats we get into.
I also work for a site I really enjoy and love to work for. I’ve had some successes there lately and have really felt positive about making a good impact. Especially today. That may be helping somewhat.
One of my closest friends always has so much positivity for me and reminds me daily that I’m worth so much more than I give myself credit for.
It could also be the big bowl of vanilla yogurt, with granola, almonds, strawberries and blueberries that I just devoured. DELICIOUS!
Or the earl grey tea with bergamot. Mmmm…
Whatever it is… I’m in a fabulous mood today. I see the news and I read stuff online and sometimes I’m like “GADZOOKS! WHAT ON EARTH?!” and it just flat out reminds “Lady, you got it good. Thank GOD for that!”
Hope you all find something to be thankful for. If you do, let me know. HUGS TO ALL MY READERS!