Thinking ordinary today. Simple, quirky and pleasing.I love folded potato chips. They are the odd potato caught in mid flip when tossed into the fryer. Besides a crazy shape the folded chip boasts a higher crunch factor and a spunky chip personal...
Thinking ordinary today. Simple, quirky and pleasing.
I love folded potato chips. They are the odd potato caught in mid flip when tossed into the fryer. Besides a crazy shape the folded chip boasts a higher crunch factor and a spunky chip personality. And, since there isn't as many of them in a bag if you make a pact to only eat the folded chips, countless calories are saved. Bonus!
Most of my friends and family know I love folded potato chips. And, I'm constantly presented with gifts of folded chips at restaurants, picnics, family gatherings... A quirky celebration shared by friends and family.
Folded chips. Such a small delight. So very random, but such crunchy fun.
I also love frosting. I like it better than cake. Frosting is prettier and often comes with sprinkles. It tickles my teeth, and frosting flowers are sweet sugary petals straight from heaven. When I realized I loved frosting more than cake, I found friends who felt the same about cake over frosting, and we've formed cake feasting duets. Two forks. One plate. A perfect pairing.
Heaven is a fork and frosting... Such a sweet delight. Small, but ahhhh! Bliss.
I also love climbing into bed at night after a long day. Before I get in, I pause for just a second and prep... for the initial luscious rush of horizontal rest. The first moments of laying in bed feel marvelous. Beds are wonderful. Pillows are fabulous. I'm fortunate to have three pillows to sculpt to my body each night.
Going to bed is so routine, and yet mmmm, what a luxury. A party in PJ's.
We all have crazy busy days.
It seems laundry and dishes are endless. Bills keep coming every month. We either need to: get to work, work, or find work—everyday. It's overwhelming and stressful and worrisome...but that doesn't mean we can't find fragments during the day that bring us happiness.
Remember to pause... prepare for the momentary celebration, and then revel in it's miniature glory.
Stop and concentrate on a small mediocre moment you find funny, tasty, relaxing etc. Some of mine are folded chips, bedtime, frosting, dogs, my first sip of coffee, or bite of hot pizza, biking to icecream, washing my face at night...
And then, pause for a moment to concentrate on the ordinary quirk you enjoy. As the old saying goes, "Remember to stop and smell the roses"
...Ahhh flowers. I love daisies. They are optimistic. They are sunshine I can hold. Such a happy flower.
Such tiny, quirky things, but if they makes you smile inside—make it your celebration.
It's Tuesday... what are you celebrating?
Three meals every day. Each day we must find time to eat. Stop for a moment and think about how we are consuming these meals. Often we grab and gulp. And, sometimes we have to dine and dash. Time and place often dictate how we eat our meals. Near...
Make a memory by bringing a little elegance to the everyday.
Remember to step back and marvel at the beauty you've just created out of an ordinary dinner. Revel and Remember.
Toss the spork and rave about the celebration!
It's Tuesday, and there are 15 things on the "to-do" list. The list has a several items that I rather avoid. There's also laundry upstairs that needs folding...Lists and Laundry. Our days are filled to the brim with burdens. They often become our only ...
It's Tuesday, and there are 15 things on the "to-do" list. The list has a several items that I rather avoid. There's also laundry upstairs that needs folding...
Lists and Laundry. Our days are filled to the brim with burdens. They often become our only focus. It's easy to feel that life is run by lists and not loves. Our careers and goals are ambitiously begun to allow us someday enjoy the "American Dream"–but while we work hard for this elusive "someday" is there time to enjoy today?
There has to be time for celebration everyday. I'm not talking about a balloon filled, clown infested festival. Just something ordinary. Something satisfying...Daily.
For example, today there are fresh berries for cereal, the office windows are open and the birds are singing, puppies are sleeping nearby, and plans for a bike ride is promised after the office is closed. Realizing, anticipating and appreciating these little joys provide a YAY in my day as the to-do list is accomplished.
It doesn't have to be a ticker-tape parade–just something that brings pleasure and contentment. Also (and most importantly) the moment must be savored and appreciated in both the anticipation and the participation. In other words–be aware of the fun! Revel in the moment and this small celebration will outshine all the to-do's of the day. Make your glass half fun and make the glass a fine piece of stemware!
Here's a short list of my favorite everyday celebrations:
Warm crusty bread with good olive oil, pepper and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
Candles with dinner
Frosting (on anything)
Folded potato chips
Ice cream on a hot day
Nothing on this list has to be expensive or even needs to be scheduled. Anticipating, savoring, appreciating, reminiscing and chatting about an everyday celebration is much better than narrating the 15 things waiting impatiently on a to-do list.
Life is everyday. Let's celebrate!
Have a bright day, indeed.
Cobwebs and dust bunnies have run riot in this little blog. I'm spending a bit of time today chasing the dust out of the corners to freshen up this uninhabited corner of the Internet. I've been slow to add bits of blather to my blog—I have been ...
Cobwebs and dust bunnies have run riot in this little blog. I'm spending a bit of time today chasing the dust out of the corners to freshen up this uninhabited corner of the Internet.
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