It’s become second nature for me to find simple and small things to be grateful for.
Firstly, because life is often routine. There is school and work and groceries and cleaning, and if you can’t see beyond all of that and take joy in the little moments, well frankly you are going to go mad waiting for that ‘big party’ where you think you will have a rad time.
Chances are you won’t. Your child will be clingy, your hubbie will be sick, and there you will be in the corner with a coughing partner and child tugging on your arm as you chug down another wine.
Don’t wait to be happy.
Secondly… well because the little things, really are the best things. If you can find happiness in everyday moments, imagine how much better off you will be? Imagine all the opportunities of satisfaction, self-fulfilment, and growth that you will experience in this state?
I am happy, because 3 years on from our Seachange I am starting to notice people around town.
Wait, what? If you think you missed the post where I celebrated our 3 years here, don’t worry, I actually forgot myself… (shakes head). It wasn’t until midnight ticked over the day after our moving-house anniversary, that I realised the day that had just been, and went ‘d’oh.’
And it has taken a while… but lo and behold, I bumped into two people today that I knew… within a space of hours.
Sure, I see people around a lot more now. A lot of them I’ve come to know through baby girl’s school. But today I saw two such people within only a couple of hours, and the second one, was walking by my house! Why I never…
Moving to a side of town where we have no family or friends settled nearby has had its specific set of challenges. To be honest, it can, and has been at times, a very isolating experience.
But like everything in life, good things take time. And it hasn’t been something we’ve been able to push, or force… we had to just let it be.
And when you let things be, that’s often the moment that things seem to work out for you…
You just have to wait. Sometimes 3 years.
And then what you were waiting for, comes by your front door… LITERALLY.