Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Deep Thoughts From a Blonde Chick

To fill the hour -- that is happiness.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm afraid I am still on a pink cloud over events of the last two weekends. That beautiful wedding I attended over a week ago and the solstice ride we took on Saturday have left me brimming with good feelings, better than any drug or box of cheap wine could accomplish. I have a big event coming up this weekend that I have not allowed myself to think too much about. I'm funny that way.
You see, I'm a former future tripper. I used to sit in constant anticipation of what would happen in my future. Events and people would always often fall short of my expectations. It is only when I stop anticipating how things are going to turn out, that I find the greatest joy in the most minute details of life's adventures.

I love Emerson's quote here. I get it. You know why? Because I used to always have my mind in the future. I would be so wrapped up in what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, next year that I could not possibly enjoy one moment of today.

My son and his wife will be arriving on Saturday to visit for an entire week. To say I'm excited would be a ridiculous understatement. I am thrilled to pieces. However, between now and then, I've got five beautiful days lined up to work, walk the dogs, meet with friends, write a letter to my pen pal, and everyday life stuff that more than likely will keep me on that pink cloud.

Last night, I cooked up a beautiful pan of chicken Thai rice and put together some chicken dishes to freeze for lunch this week. I brushed my dogs and read a little before I went to sleep. I love my life and all the things that fill the hours.

Think about it. Do you feel like what you are doing is filling your hours with happiness?  What little things fill up your time?  Tell me!

love, susan


  1. Good reminder for me. I was trying to decide if I was going to an event on Thursday. It's a good opportunity for me to get int some practice with low-light action photography, but I've about half-talked myself out of it - because I'm tired, because I'm sore, because I have to get up in the morning, maybe I shouldn't, since I have things I have to wrap up at work on Friday. Except that's part of my joy, and I've been missing it.

    Think I'll go.

    1. I hope you do and come back here and tell me about it!

  2. This is a great reminder Susan. To enjoy the little things that fill our days, to appreciate all that goes into making up our 24 hour intervals. What a great way to start expressing gratitude...in little bitty pieces. Love this post!


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