July 12, 2010

Look Again

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
-Marcel Proust

What hidden stresses do you have?

Sometimes I am surprised by what I find is taking it's toll on me.  I recently realized a few things that I thought I enjoyed had actually become very hard for me to handle.  But it didn't make any sense because I  know that each one also brings me happiness.  So I decided to stop worrying about them and take a break.  Guess what?  It worked.  Not only did I not miss them as much as I thought I would, I could also enjoy them more when I approached them from a new perspective.  These activities are things I can choose to do when I want, as much as I want.  The invisible "thems" and "theys" that I thought I needed to appease didn't exist; or at least "they" have been silent on the matter.

We've just been playing around here lately.  It's so hot outside and I know how wimpy that sounds, but I don't care.  It's not even refreshing to go to the pool because the water is warm.  Like a bath.  Ick.  So we hang around the house reading, writing, doing puzzles, playing games, and watching t.v.  Occasionally I clean something or exercise.  

I wrote down some happy moments we've had over the few days, but that's all I've got for now.  The fan is making a lovely whirling noise and I've found the perfect spot to feel the breeze.  It's lulling me to sleep.

At night: cool breeze, fresh air, and buzzing insects.

Big fluffy white clouds against a periwinkle sky.

Chocolate ice cream covered face.

"Mom, I want you to have flowers that never die."

An extra day of vacation.

Helping Robotson take care of his anger, and learn a little about other perspectives.

Planning a pool date and a night out with Robotson next week.

Getting a Follow back on Twitter by an author whose latest book I am really enjoying.

Robotson getting goggles.

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