Sunday, March 11, 2012

Feel good ripples

I love those little ripples of feeling good that you get when everything in your world is just right.

Don't get me wrong, my world is a happy one most of the time, but it also has it's rollercoaster ride of crap moments. This is reality after all.

You know what I mean by this though - don't you? There are times when you might be having a war of words with your partner, your children might be acting up, the weather might be dismal, work might be crazy busy.

All moments in your 'good' life which cause you to feel a splurt of tension or stress or even distress (or even a tidal wave as opposed to a splurt)

Then you have days like today - when the sun is shining and the weather is beautiful.

I had my grandson for a sleepover last night and he is all recovered from his gastro bug last week which took him on a visit to the hospital. He's now back to healthy and last night and this morning he was happiness personified.

All boy children in my world are behaving and are not arguing or causing any stress - this in itself is a monumental achievement in my house. Hubby is calm and relaxed, and that means no agro between us.

My cough is almost gone, I feel almost normal and I suddenly have energy again - hallelujah! As a result, my house is nice and clean and all of my housework is up-to-date. It's also a long weekend in Adelaide so I still have tomorrow to relax and have more 'me' time.

Time to write, read and be creative - enough to put a smile on anyone's face. Well anyone who likes reading and writing I guess.

I watched the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" last night with Will Smith in it. The movie is based on a true story and it really brought home the fact that even in my hardest times when my children were young - we never really struggled or suffered. Times were tough but not as tough as for some. We live a fortunate life compared to many and for that I am very thankful.

Life is good in this moment, so I shall revel in it, enjoy it and even savour it. Hope you are too.

Cheers, Fi 

As a side note - I've just left a comment on someone's post and having re-read my post for today I feel sick to my stomach. I'm not even sure what the blog etiquette is surrounding this. I fervently hope that she doesn't visit my blog because I'm sure that she'd prefer a hint of the happy I feel, after the week she's had with a critically ill husband. Hugs, prayers and much of my happy are wished for you (you know who you are) if you are reading this.

The three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. ~ Addison


  1. I'm glad to hear everyone is starting to feel better and things are going well. Have a great week!

    I watched "The Pursuit of Happyness" earlier this week, too! Even though we'd seen it before, my girls wanted to watch it. The movie sure does put what we are going through into perspective.

    1. Karen - I'm not usually a big movie watcher but this one definitely made you stop and think

  2. "We live a fortunate life compared to many and for that I am very thankful." We sure do. I am still grappling with feelings from Ethiopia. We are truly blessed but so often we forget.

    1. Jenn, I think all to often we forget. I imagine your journey was educational in so many more ways than expected


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