Not a long wordy post today (pause for shock and awe), as I am a bit tired, as a matter of fact, I was just writing a pitch for an opportunity and nearly fell asleep, so I think it’s a sign to be thankful for knowing your own limits. That said, this image is the very essence of ‘mynewfavoriteday.’
I now spend a lot of time on Facebook on my page interacting with the audience that is growing at an incredible clip (yeah!) and so I come across and share a lot of images that I find inspiring or beautiful for some reason or another, but this one touches my heart in the purest way. It is one to savor. Here on the ‘mynewfavoriteday’ home is where I savor it. Where I can take off my shoes, sip a cup of coffee, and take deep breath with just us.This is where this sign belongs.
If I could make the sign I would put it on the doorway to our home (KSP probably wouldn’t love that, so maybe the shed, or on the back of my car window (How awesome would that be? Can you imagine the looks in LA?:) but I digress, again, see, tired).
I started ‘mynewfavoriteday’ because I needed to find my way back to pure happiness. To remember what is was like to feel lighthearted. My heart was heavy, my mind was heavy, and while my outer shell projected confidence and acceptance, my soft center was dark, tarnished and hollow. So I practiced, everyday. Diligently being thankful first for my children, moments, smiles, laughs, turning challenging situations into opportunities to be thankful. And slowly ever so slowly, I felt the lightness coming. Not all at once, but one moment at a time. More laughing, less crying. Don’t get me wrong, I still cry, it is part of healing, but not the same heart wrenching, my heart hurts and wants to jump out of my body cry. It is a cry of acknowledging, sometimes accepting and trying to let go. And sometimes it’s crying for thanks and gratitude to God, to my babies, family, friends, you, Max the Toddler Cat, our doctors, therapists, nurses, insurance,, everything that we have that supports us in our ultimate gift of having our precious angels.
So today, while you don’t have to hang this sign literally on your door, shed or back of your car, hang it on your heart. No matter where it is or how tightly sealed that door might be right now, maybe with even just practice rounds it may contribute, even if a small bit, to some more happiness which makes it a ‘newfavoriteday’ for us all.