Going about our day to day lifes, I think it’s easy to focus on the overwhelming big picture and overlook the simplicity and beauty of all of the little moments that make life….well, life. I’m really big on little moments.; my friend told me the other day I’d probably find it exciting to watch paint dry. That’s kind of sad and probably true. There is just so much I think we don’t see in the rush of living,that we sometimes forget how to live life at it’s best and most basic. Thought I’d take this time to remind myself (and other readers) of all the not-so-little,little things.
-Sleeping in with the boy. I don’t know how many of you have been in a relationship, but I’m quick to guess probably most. My husband is my first real relationship, (there were definitely a few mishaps and a couple of loonies along the way) and for this reason I think it’s easy for me to cherish what others are already accustomed to having. I love waking up next to him, with my feet against the cool sheets and just watching him breathe up and down, up and down. He is a beautiful sleeper. Once he’s awake, there’s the excitement of knowing I’m getting a good cuddle session and small,sweet talk. We work different work schedules, so I always get butterflies on the rare days waking up with him.
-Being tipsy. Not drunk, but tipsy. The point before you’re sloppy and annoying but you feel giddy and ready to conquer the world or make love with a lot of passion. A couple glasses of wine usually gives me this feeling. It’s a pretty feeling.
-Discovering. A good book, a new friend, a great song,a place you’ve never been before. I am enamored with new things. There’s such a rush; an excitement about discovering something or someone you’ve never known before. When I walk into a book store, Get introduced to someone with a sparkle in their eye, Hear those lyrics that make me want to sing…It’s just pure magic. I wish I had time to do it all, to see and hear and touch and smell everything. But because I don’t, I make sure to hold on to and notice every little disovery of every single day. I promise you, there’s always something.
– Breaking it in. There’s always a reason to ‘break it in’ and to do so in a fun way. Always. My definition of breaking it in is to take something that’s a little too boring or a little too perfect and spicing it up; Bringing life to something a little too lifeless is an important and fun job. We did this with my friend’s brand new apartment last night. He has a humble little abode with little furniture and most of us ended up laying or sitting on the floor. But there was a nice amount of food, drinks, and neat people; And we definitely helped him break it in.
-Just do it. Nike tells you to, and so do I. I am the queen of just doing it, sometimes to the point of stupidity. I have a hard time saying no to a dare or to any crazy life situation and I really do believe sometimes it’s right to do the wrong thing. How else are you going to learn, live ,or love? Make that mistake. Kiss that boy you probably shouldn’t. Eat that concoction of a food your friends are paying you money to eat. Make friends with people you’ve been warned about. Put your heart on the line and your body in a revealing bikini. Crowd-surf,Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Eat a dog biscuit because it looks kind of good. Marry him. I’m going to sound really cliche but speak the truth when I tell you: You’ll never fly if you don’t leap. And falling can be kind of fun too.
-Finally, Laugh and Smile. I’ve become known for my high-pitched,loud laughter. Laughing is one of my favorite things in the world, It’s like this little miracle sound that relieves stress and makes for happy hearts. I think one of the reasons I have so many friends is that if you can make me laugh, hell, you’re in. It’s such a good feeling, especially at it’s peak; Hysterical happiness where you have to hold your stomach and try not to pee your pants. Like an orgasm that comes out of your mouth and heals your soul. Sounds disgusting, but hopefully you get the picture.