The past few days, I have been smiling more than usual. The crisp, rainy weather may have a bit to do with it…also to blame, the christmas music that Drew blast’s through the house while we make tortellini..or that we found out I have a baby girl in my tum. Life is hard and ugly sometimes, that’s the truth..but goodness, it is wonderful.
I have been enjoying my new job and value the times I get to set a Thanksgiving table, or create a centerpiece for a winter wedding. What I most adore is the people I meet…
Last week, I was answering phones and finishing paperwork when a spunky middle age woman stopped by the showroom. I was tired of sitting, so I decided to join her in the obvious linen swatch dilemma that was battling her. We ended up chatting about pregnancy, soccer, and red wine before we decided on a hue. She was throwing a party for her 100 year old grandmother. I asked this stranger about her grandmother and the woman’s face lit up the gloomy showroom. “She wears a different color every day. One day it’s red pants, a red shirt, and red shoes..the next day ALL yellow!!” She exclaimed. We laughed and I asked her what her grandmother’s secret to life was. The woman in olive green smiled and became calm. “She’s happy.”
Secretly inspired by this 100 year old, Andrew and I made a “joy” list over chinese soup the other day. He told me that making smoothies, working on his truck, dinners with his wife : ), and dogs bring him joy…among other things. We laughed at how often food items came up on our individual joy lists.
Sometimes it takes a stranger to remind me to “be happy.” What a beautiful simplicity. I often add to my joy list when I have a moment of absolutely blissful joy. You know what I’m talking about!
Here’s mine as of today.
A day of with Drew.
Baked Mac n’ cheese.
and a new one..baby clothes.
I hope you are having a joy-filled day.