Everyone should have something in life that makes them stop and really enjoy life. Do you know what I mean? Not something obvious like your children, husband or your passions, but something out of the blue. Something random. Something that makes you stop in your tracks and go, "Ahhh, life is good!"
Do you ever stop to really think about the little things in life that we take for granted as we are hurrying from one place to another? Most of the time I am in this massive hurry... for ... what? I don't know! Why am I rushing? I'm always rushing! Even when I don't have to.
During the past couple weeks as I have been working with the clients in my homes from the non-profit agency I have had a chance to really take note of what they look forward to each day and what their days consist of. Most of the things they look forward to are things that the average person takes for granted.
Activities like, going to the library. Going to the flea market to look at antiques. Buying a new shelf for their bedroom. Getting a manicure and a pedicure. Making a trip to the used bookstore. Weekly grocery shopping. Watching The Price is Right. Eating french fries. And ice cream. Having money and spending how you please. Calling a friend and going to a movie.
I know these are things that we as bloggers take note of because.. well, we chronicle our daily lives and notice this stuff. I don't believe the average person does.
This week I took a middle aged woman to get her very first pedicure. She probably shouldn't have spent almost all of her spending money on a pedicure, but it was her choice and you know what? It made her so happy. She was grinning ear to ear and as I caught her multiple times this evening staring at the flowers on her big toenails I knew it was right to let her do that. Honestly? I couldn't stop her. It's her money!
I don't think I have ever seen a woman her age that smile that much and it was such a rewarding feeling! She had such a good night and I am so happy that she enjoyed herself so much! It makes all the tough times so worth it!
What recently has made you stop and really love life?