Despite the challenges that life and The Universe have been throwing my way lately, I have to say that overall, life is pretty good. Sure, it’s far from perfect in a whole lot of areas, but I suspect that’s the case for a whole lot people. It seems like we humans always manage to hone in on the less than perfect aspects of our lives.
Or hell, maybe it’s just me.
Last night I got thinking about things that I’m particularly loving about life right now. Things like….
Oatmeal. That’s right kids. I’m finding myself in the middle of what can only be called an oatmeal obsession. Every morning it’s the same thing: steel cut oats, raisins, a sprinkle of walnuts, a dash of bran buds, loads of cinnamon and unsweetened almond milk. I eat my breakfast at my desk at work, and honestly spend my entire walk to work every single day thinking about how good that oatmeal is going to be when I get there. I’ve been the envy of many a coworker with my steaming, aromatic bowl of healthy oatmeal goodness, too. And no, I don’t share. Ever.
The weather. We have been having an absolutely spectacular November here in eastern Canada. The temperatures have been unseasonably mild, and we’ve been getting more than our usual share of sunshine. Walking to work and dreaming about oatmeal is made a whole lot easier if I’m not freezing my ass off on the way there. I love the smell of autumn and all of the beautiful yellow leaves – falling off the trees, resting on the (still!) green grass. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner.
The colour red. I seem to go through cycles in terms of the colours I love. Orange is always my favourite, but right now I’m particularly loving the colour red as well. I’ve been adding it to my wardrobe – a sweater, toenail polish, a necklace pendant, a pashmina…. I wonder how long my fascination will last before I move on to another colour. Hopefully long before I have a closet full of nothing but red things.
Adele. O.M.G. I can NOT get enough of this chick lately. What a voice. I’m a little sad at how much she’s over-played these days. I really hope that people don’t get sick of her. She’s amazing. Amazing!!
These are just a few of the things that are bringing me a whole lot of joy lately. I’m realizing more and more how important it is to have those happy things in life to focus on – no matter how small they may be. Life is often measured in those “big moments” – both good and bad, but really, it’s all those little things in between that make life really count.
I would love to hear about the things that are making everyone else happy. What brings a smile to your face? What makes your hear soar with happiness?