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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quality Time

Today was a day spent with my hubby...
A day of quality time getting errands done but also just kinda chillin'
We went to his favorite Chinese buffet place (ick) but he was happy
We shopped for a new work jacket for him- Happy Valentine's Day hun.
We drove around- we laughed...we joked...we just had a nice relaxing day.
After a week of stressful days at work...
After a myriad of "big" things that bothered me..
It was nice today to let the little things just wash over me and for me to appreciate every single one of them.

Last night I had drinks with my boss and a colleague...so nice to be able to talk about all of the changes, the irritations...nice to reconnect after a week of craziness...over a glass or two of wine...to be able to laugh about some of it....get a different perspective on some of it...give an explanation of the way some people were feeling and how it has been pretty chaotic and feel like you were actually being heard.  The little things in life that help to make it feel like it is all going to be okay...

So, although my last post here was pretty negative, I am okay with those feelings...sometimes it is okay, as some of you put it, to give into the feelings and not feel like it has to be all rainbows and sparkles...because hey- that's life.  And I know that there are people out there who have it far worse than I do...but also nice to be reminded that while things are weighing heavily it could always be worse.  To feel the love and support from a group of people who a few months ago I didn't know is a pretty amazing gift and one that I am grateful for every single day.

So here's to the little things..the things that matter...the things that make me smile today...the things that will always make me smile...here's to a nice relaxing day with someone I love with my whole heart....to a night of movie watching and some football tomorrow.  Today is what matters...today is what is special and today was full of smiles.


  1. So pleased that your day has been full of smiles today, Col. What a difference a day makes. I so agree with you about the support we get from people who have only been in our lives for a few months. Take care.

  2. I just love to read about one of my friends having an awesome day especially after one that was not so nice. I hope tomorrow makes you smile too. Have a restful and happy night. Check on you tomorrow.
    Odie :)

  3. Glad you had a good day...and if weren't for those sporadic negative days...we probably wouldn't appreciate the positive days so much...have a great weekend.