I’m not going to lie.
I’m not going to sit here, and tell you my day was great, my day was fantastic, when there were many parts of it, that weren’t.
I can’t just pretend all went well, when all didn’t.
I can’t just focus on the good, because I feel like that would be lying, and I think you would appreciate me telling you the frustrating, shitty parts too. The ‘Life’ parts. The pros, as well as, the cons.
Even with this being a gratitude blog and all.
So in short, let me tell you this:
Today we got to catch up with some of our closest friends for a birthday. It was well overdue (pro).
We drove over 3 hours there and back, and after this weekend, we are OVER driving (con).
We had fun (pro), and we made memories (pro). We danced (pro), the kids played (pro), and baby girl got her leg stuck in the hole of a portable basketball base (con, but a funny one).
I got this cappuccino made for me by our friend (pro)… he is a former café owner and works for a coffee company…
PRO PRO PRO.
And this day would have truly been perfect, even with all the little cons up to this point, if the highlight of the day were just this: good coffee amidst polaroids of my girl dressed as a cowboy.
But it went on, as days do.
Driving home, Hubbie developed some kind of gastrointestinal infection (CON).
We stopped twice. (CON).
When we got home eventually, the windy weather appeared and started lashing us as we ran for the front door… but we got inside quickly, and I reckon somehow the Universe held it off slightly until we were indoors, only because we had such a sucky ride home (pro).
I ordered pizza because (insert Hubbie incapacitated on couch), and I was so grateful for the convenience of it all… pro – but it took an hour to arrive (maybe because of the wild weather – con).
Before and after said pizza, I sat on the couch with baby girl, me actually watching Bachelor in Paradise in peace, and she watching YouTube videos of dolls playing with toys, as the Wicked Witch of the West flew around on her broomstick outside in this cyclonic wind (pro).
Everyone is in bed now, and Hubbie is feeling better (massive PRO).
I know I am a glass half-full gal, but I wanted to show you both sides of the coin, to prove a point.
We can be aware of both good and bad, happy and sad, positive and negative, pros and cons… because it is all in the greater picture. Seeing the greater picture balances us out, makes us humble, and helps us to appreciate the pros more.
Because if all we had were pros, well the above would have been a very boring (albeit hugely satisfying for me) story.
And every story needs a villain, doesn’t it?
Today’s villain? Driving time, stomach viruses and wind from hell.
Today’s hero? Friends, couch time, and…