A Few Good Things

There’s a lot of things happening right now. A part of me wants to dwell on them this week. Believe me when I say I’ve done enough of that and will do more so in the future I want to do something different this Sunday.

So let’s list some good things:

  • I can smell spring in the air. Even though it’s cold right now, I smell life blooming all around me. The grass is flush with green and the tree outside my apartment is starting to bud. And though I don’t look forward to the fish smell the white flowers bring, they’ll still be beautiful.
  • A mini vacation. Yes, it’s a government sanctioned one but one nonetheless. The last time I had one was back in early July of last year when I traveled to Indiana to visit family. But that was an eight hour car ride and lots of traveling in between in a crowded car. No time to stretch and just be the potato I deserve to be every once in a while. So I’m enjoying all the movies that I’ve been waiting on and the books on my shelf that I thought I never had time for before. Huzzah!
  • I’m brushing up on cooking skills. I’m intensely passionate about cooking and eating good food. It’s a topic I love learning more about. These last couple of weeks, I relearned some basics. I can whip up some fluffy scrambled eggs and honing my pasta skills. (Again, really basic) I bake cookies and bump up my teas and coffees when the urge overcomes me. So I’ll be taking the time doing more of that.
  • I’ve rediscovered music of my high school adolescence. Rocking out to Green Day and the R&B of weeknight car rides with my mom. Nostalgia abound. I feel old but I feel happy. And that’s not even mentioning the new artists I’m falling in love with along the way.

I would love to hear what’s making you all happy during this time. Let’s share some joy during this anxious time.