The Easy Life: Thing #358, #357, #356

Thing #358When you get the chance to really chat with someone, chat from the heart. Casual chit chat is a necessary part of everyone’s life.  It’s polite to show interest in other people and necessary for maintaining a positive relationship with others in your life.  I had the chance to do this today – three times.  Each time, something wonderful happened.  What would normally be considered routine exchanges turned out to be a rays of sunshine on an ordinarily dreary day.  Teresa, Devonna, and Grayson are three people with whom I’ve always enjoyed conversation.  It’s just much better when you speak with your heart and not with your mouth.

Thing #357Breakfast is perfect for supper. It was the first day of school again and by day’s end I felt it.  Al headed out to a coach’s meeting so the boys and I were on our own for supper.  Though it’s not an official resolution, eating out less is just a good plan.  So, eggs, bacon, and cinnamon rolls sounded perfect.  And it was.  Simple, easy, and delicious.  Jackson even did the dishes afterwards.

Thing #356Read.  My nephew and his wife gave me Elizabeth Edward’s book, Resilience, for Christmas.  It’s not even mysterious to me that this book would find it’s way to me right now.  I love this quote by Edwards in her book.

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.

That’s exactly what I’m trying to do – in my own zany, awkward way.  But it feels good.  It feels right.  This year I want to find 365 small things that I can do to put together something really good for myself.  Cool.  I’ve already found ten.  If the next 355 feel as good as the first ten, I’m in for a real treat this year.

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