You know, I’ll be honest… I had a really great day today.
I know the whole point of this gratitude blog is to focus on the positive, even on really hard and difficult days… but I also feel like generally as a human race, we aren’t allowed to feel too good, celebrate our wins too much, or talk about how good we have it, for fear of green-eyed monsters jumping out and the unfortunate crying poor.
Then there is also, tall-poppy syndrome. It is shit. I don’t understand why we need to chop others down to make ourselves feel better. It shouldn’t have to be like that, and for that reason, the buck stops here.
I KNOW life goes up and down. I KNOW there are extremely happy moments, just as I KNOW there are extremely sad ones.
I had a really shit start to the school holidays, so I am not apologetic at all about having a great day today.
It was truly, AMAZING. I was with my baby girl out visiting ‘The Big Goose,’ and it was just a ball. It was sunny, there were tractor rides, reptile shows, big jumping pillows and feeding of baby animals… oh it was adorable. We were walking hand in hand, taking it all in, and I thought to myself…
“Man I love this stage.”
It is so rewarding. I talk to her and we negotiate. When do we do this, when do we do that. We understand, discuss. We have fun. We laugh at the man kissing the lizard. I tell her it’s ok if she doesn’t wanna hold the snake. We laugh at the camels and act out spitting like they do.
I tell her one more go running through the playground, AND SHE LISTENS.
But the best moment of the day? Probably watching her do this:
Yep. Riding a pony. About the cutest and most adorable thing EVER.
She was so happy, so confident, so rapt that she got to do it.
And there it is folks. I take the good wholeheartedly, because all of life is a balancing act.
No one should feel guilty or unworthy of having these spectacular days. When they come…
GRAB HOLD AND MILK IT FOR ALL IT’S WORTH.
Oh, actually, I think I lied. The best part of the day was tucking baby girl into bed.
“Mama, me have best day with you.”
That was the best bit ♥♥♥
(Review of ‘The Big Goose’ coming soon over on my blog SmikG)