"Slow down. Life is crossing the road." - Debasish Mridha
Easter Sunday used to be a major turning point when I was growing up. It was the day I could start wearing my white sandals again and it usually meant that my school wardrobe would now consist of shorts and skirts instead of jeans and sweaters. Now that these wardrobe rules no longer apply, the seasons kind of run together for me and time seems to pass by much quicker than it used to, making it even more important to try to slow down and enjoy every moment I am given.
This week, I'm grateful for:
- Easter dinner with the family. Time with those I love. Yummy food. Couldn't ask for anything more.
- Watching my niece and nephew hunt for hidden Easter eggs. My seven-year-old niece is a pro, but this is the first year my two-year-old nephew really understood the idea. He got excited with every egg he found, then even more excited when he realized there was candy inside them.
- Medication updates. The human body is a wondrous thing, but when one system is malfunctioning, it throws everything off-balance. When I saw my doctor this last week, he changed a few of my med doses and the immediate difference I felt was amazing. I was able to make it through three days in the kitchen prepping for Easter dinner without crashing, as would have been the case before the change in my dosing schedule.
- Snuggle time with the man. A comfy couch, a cozy blanket, takeout food and Shameless binges make for a perfect night.
- Painting with watercolors. I pulled out my paints a few days ago and without any specific project in mind, just played around and let creativity take over. I forget how good it feels to let the artistic side of my brain have a turn and put the analytic side, along with the perfectionism, away.
What are you grateful for today?