Combine a somewhat hectic schedule with home remodeling issue$ with frigid and dreary weather with holiday hoopla and you might end up feeling a tad overwhelmed. Or maybe it’s just me.
In the middle of a frenzied shopping excursion earlier this week, I reached my limit. I was cold and tired and thinking how good a package of double-stuffed Oreos might taste. Definitely time for a bit of R&R, so I popped into McD’s for a restorative cup of cheap-but-hot coffee and a snack.
What, you thought I was going to have one of those brownie things or a hot fudge sundae? C’mon! Besides serving as proof that it’s entirely possible to eat a healthy snack at McD’s (you just have to take it in with you), this little bundle of sweet and juicy tastiness reminded me that even when life is chaotic and turbulent, there are simple joys all around us. I think we forget that sometimes. Or maybe that’s also just me.
Whether it’s watching leaves chase each other down the street, listening to a group of kindergartners sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas loudly (and tremendously off-key)(three times), or curling up under warm blankets to watch a double episode of Psych, life is full of simple joys to be celebrated. We just have to be open to experiencing them.
I’m back on track now and recommitted to keeping joyfulness at the forefront for the remainder of the holiday season. And beyond that, too, of course.
Will you join me? Feel free to share some of your simply joys of the past few days.