Some days I find myself complaining a lot. It’s ludicrous really because life is pretty darn amazing.
I have a baby boy who has brought me more joy than I ever thought was possible. He is happy and healthy. He eats and sleeps (kind of), and moves like there’s no tomorrow.
I have a husband who is my best friend and always makes me see the beauty in things.
I have three awesome families, a boatload of tremendous friends, a beautiful home to call my own, a job, and a fridge that’s always filled with food. You see? Life, it sure is sweet.
SO I’m proposing a wee challenge to myself to help keep my focus on the sweetness:
a pic a day and a word to go with it
… of something awesome, something I am grateful for, or just simply something that makes me smile.
You can follow it here: instagram.com/mayacollum
Life is short. Take too many pictures. Say thank you often. And always order sprinkles.
I’ve spent a lot of time wishing away moments and trying to “fix” things. Those are times I’ll never get back.
But these days I’m working on something new: being present, being here and now, and soaking up the moments so that I can remember many fondly one day.
And so that this will never again be my truth:
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner!” Colette
My favourite moment this week:
“You can live your whole life with ‘what ifs’. They can make you crazy. Don’t you sooner or later have to start to relish the choices that you made?” See Girl Run
Charlie sure knows how to relish.
The in-betweens are unsettling at first. Nothing to do, nowhere to go… eep! But if you can sit through the initial panic, and then through the momentary boredom, the magic creeps in.
Dates with great friends at Good Neighbour today. Despite the hiccups with our order, ‘twas lovely indeed.
And Relish’s broiled grapefruit with maple syrup, ginger and mint…
AND new glasses. Pink!
I’m a lucky girl.
Friday. Voodoo Child. Random run-ins with great friends. Bliss. Happy weekend! xo