Fall is finally here and I am so happy! The humidity is gone and I am dancing a jig whenever I go outside. Which has been happening a lot lately because I am so happy with this weather. As the breeze is making the colorful leaves dance, I am thanking God for my season. I am planning international trips with my mom, going to the orchestra and going to concerts to see my favorite artists. I happily hibernate in the summer to live my life to the fullest during the fall and winter.
While I have so many wonderful things to look forward to, my happiness is not postponed until they take place. On the first cool day of the season, I put on my comfy socks, gray tights and my favorite fall shirt. As I was sipping on my green tea and highlighting in my book, I looked over at my dining area. It was then I decided to not call it a dining area. The space is so happy and colorful that dining should not be the only option in order to occupy the space. You can sit, talk, laugh, color, create or even dance. This is one of my happy spaces in my home that I look forward to experiencing daily. I am so thankful for the peace in my sanctuary. When there is peace in your home, you actually enjoy your own company. I have to admit that I am an introverted extrovert because I do enjoy staying home and watching “Rumpole of the Bailey” and “Vera” as opposed to dealing with Atlanta traffic and the crowds. I think to myself, why should I leave? All of my stuff is here!
I hope all of my readers have a happy home. Take time to make the space your own to reflect your vibrant personality or your Zen spirit. Happiness starts at home.
It doesn’t matter much what kind of house you’ve got as long as it’s a happy home.
By now you have read the meme to this post and I can almost guarantee that you either laughed out loud or shook your head in agreement. I consider myself a pretty strong woman and I can think of so many times I took a good cry before or maybe after I bossed up and handled things. Typically none of us tells that part of the story, just the part where we show strength. For some reason, we tend to think vulnerability makes us seem weak and fragile, but that is not true. When we are vulnerable we are actually showing just how strong we are.
One of the most recent crying/boss up moments happened to me when my mommy called and told me she had to have heart surgery. I immediately stepped into momma bear mode right then and there. When she hung up the phone, I grabbed my puppy and cried like a baby. That was my mommy and I could not understand why this was happening to her. After my soul was cleansed from my good ole cry, I bossed back up because I had no choice but to be strong for her.
Depending on my mood I might be listening to Bach, Beethoven, Tupac, Jay-Z, Charlie Daniels or Faith Hill. Thinking back on another moment, one day as I finish a verse in one of Pac’s songs that talked about taking someone out the game, I started to think back to when that same song was playing in the car when I was riding with my daddy. He looked over at me as I sang along getting every word right and asked why was I singing that song like I had lived it. I replayed that moment like it had just happened. I laughed for a split second before I had a mini-meltdown. Tears, snot, the ugly cry and all happened so quickly. This went on for what seemed like forever. Then all of a sudden my phone rang and I saw my son Chris was calling. I gathered my composure and answered. When Chris asked me what I was doing I answered in my boss voice,” listening to some Pac and thinking about your Paw Paw Mike!” I could not let Chris hear me upset because he would have automatically thought something bad had happened no matter what I said to him. He worries about me enough, so I had to boss up before the call. Afterwards I had to laugh at myself.
Continue to be strong, stoic and persevere, but if you need to take a moment and cry it’s okay. Just make sure you boss back up and take care of business. If you need help doing it, just ask. It’s okay!
“…you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning