My kids, my job, my cozy little home with no storage space –blessings, albeit curses. Depending on the day and my current state of mind, I can call these things amazing or annoying. That’s true for all of us (regardless of what we have or don’t have), because life is about perspective. And although I don’t always succeed, I try to stay positive. So in true cup-half-full fashion, I’ve created a list of 3 things that are currently making my life more amazing. These are simple things, because sometimes simplicity is just what we need…
3 Simple Things That Make Life More Amazing
And by this I mean this blog, this open forum for ideas, this space that serves as a sounding board for my soul. I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon. As I’ve said before, I bleed words, and I often don’t know how I feel until I read what I’ve said. Funny how that works. But I can write anywhere: on lined paper, in leather-bound journals and on Word documents too. But then I’d be missing this interaction, the exchange we are having right now, though we may have never even met. That’s what makes this blog so incredible, a privilege indeed. Here, I connect with people who’ve either come because they like what I write (wild as that may be), or because they made some wrong turn in the World Wide Web. Perhaps they googled “How to be inappropriate in your thirties.” At any rate, you found me — they found me, and I’m so glad we’re having this virtual party where PJs are optional. This is amazing!
Okay, you’re probably wondering if you read that right. Sweat? It’s wet, stinky, and doesn’t go well with my outfit. But let’s talk about how it makes me feel. I’m not talking about the trickle that forms on my face when I’m sitting in a hot car waiting for the AC to activate. I’m talking about the sweat that comes with a hardcore session on my mat, at the gym, or after a night run under the stars. It can be hell getting my ass in gear sometimes, but I have never regretted a workout. I wear sweat like a badge, and you should too (but not for too long, cuz gross). It’s tough to trade my immediate comfort for a long-term benefit, to get up when I’d rather hit snooze. But when I choose my mat over my mattress, I win.
Here’s a shout out to Netflix, Apple, and all the amazing technological advances we 80’s kids couldn’t imagine while we were rewinding our cassette tapes and dialing for days on our rotary phones. Seriously. Get yourself a smartphone and you’re pretty much set for life. You’ll never get lost. You’ll always have music, videos, and an abundance of answers. You’ll learn how to cook, change the oil in your car, and turn an old dresser into a dining room table in 10 easy steps. You can even make ice cubes without water (not really, but you get the point). Remember when we had to crack books, use pay phones, and wait weeks for our film to develop? It’s all so archaic.
What’s good in your world today? What’s simple but oh so special to you? Leave a comment and I’ll send you some throwback goodies: a box of unraveled cassette tapes, and a twisted cord for your rotary phone (no, not really).