I know I have been a real bummer lately because of this injury, but I am working on embracing the happy. It is time to snap out of this self pity mode and count my blessings. I am realizing that even though certain things in my life may suck: deferring Marine Corp Marathon until next year, not being able to run, spending tons of money on PT, and being in the worst night class ever (yes, it is official, after the midterm there are only four of us students left), I have so many fabulous wonderful little blessings in my life.
It is time to enjoy the good things, as big or small as they may be, and embrace the happy (and that is exactly what I did today).
I started of the morning with a delicious iced French Vanilla coffee on my way to barre class and let myself relish in the fact that it is fall which means pumpkin everything! (Yes, I do use a TBSP to measure so I don’t go too wild.)
Then after a barre class which went way better than last week, I still had to modify many moves, but no tears (that in and of itself is happiness) it was off to Trader Joe’s. It is the simple things like the fact that I LOVE this grocery store and all the delicious food I find here. Today it felt wonderful to really acknowledge all the little things I get to do that I really do enjoy.
After grocery shopping I got to come home and did one of my absolute favorite things – Nap! It is kind of a Saturday afternoon ritual. This picture was for my #AFphotoaday challenge. Today’s theme was #relaxation. I think I had that covered today.
Then, since I wear teacher clothes all week I decided to throw real clothes on instead of my normal weekend workout attire for the rest of my day. I busted out all my scarves when it finally dropped below 90 here in SC so I decided that since it dropped below 70 today it meant I got to bust out all my favorite fall/winter boots which I haven’t work since last March. I basked in the awesomeness of getting to wear fall clothes and even throw on a sweater I probably didn’t need. When I focus on all these little, fabulous things I realized how much happy I really do have. Embracing it!
Then I met my mom at Costco for a shopping trip and realized how absolutely blessed I am that my parents now live here. I hadn’t seen her in 2 weeks because they had been out of town and I missed her terribly. I forget what it was like to live 12 hours away from them and not 20 minutes. I am so glad they stalked me and moved here.
I brought her this little gift as it makes my very happy to give people presents, even small, simple things. She loves lemon and I love that these are healthy, 5 delicious cookies for only 72 calories. If you’re ever at TJs you should try them out. It isn’t about not having any dessert/treats (that’d be crazy!), it is about making healthier choices.
Then I got to walk my parents’ dog, Lucky, before having dinner with the family. Fabulous weather for a walk, high 60s – low 70s, my favorite! Smile.
P.S.- Lucky loves pumpkin too. These Trader Joe’s dog treats smelled so good I thought about trying them, thought about it, but restrained.
After dinner I got to take home a special pumpkin my parents brought back from their Indy trip for me. I do not even need to tell you all how fabulous this new table decoration makes me feel as I am sure you are aware I am the prototype crazy aunt. I love this little man too much. (Is that possible?)
Then on top of that I got home and the mailman had brought me Healthy Bites from the fabulous Lindsay Cotter. I know I had a full dinner, but I just could not wait until tomorrow. Oh, my gosh they are amazing. I am already thinking about my second order and my first order just arrived an hour ago. Do yourself a favor and order some now! (Lindsay is not paying, asking, recruiting me to say that at all. In fact I think I just became a scary stalker. Whoops!)
So turns out when I stop dwelling on all the stink in my life and focus on all the good, boy am I blessed with a lot of good. That is it, time to get over my running disappointment and sucky night class schedule and embrace the happy!
Embrace your happy-
What was one smile worthy, wonderful, enjoyable thing that happened to you today?
Big or small embrace them all!