Saturday, April 21, 2012
My exciting days in this life are basically over, (and I DID have some great ones!!) but I do get thrilled about the simple pleasures in life.
Like calm, restful sleep, as long as I want to lie there.
This cannot be fully appreciated unless you know that normally, I go to bed at 7 or 8 at night, rise at 4 Am. for work, five days a week, BUT I am up every 45 minutes all night to use the rest room,, I am on many meds and two of them cause this, plus the fact that I already have overactive bladder,,I know, TMI,, but last night I slept in the chair for a couple hours, then DD shouted for me to get up,,
off I go to bed, fall asleep in seconds, only woke up four times to do my thing down the hall!
The best part is, I can sleep as long as I want to sleep since I do not work weekends.
I finally got up at a very late 6:30a...
I would wake up, lie there just smiling, dozing, waking up, enjoying this luxury like a fine wine or decadent chocolate, or a wonderful view of scenery.
It is a good thing I do this, because I cannot afford the wine, the candy or the trip to that scene!! LOL!
I got dressed, walked out to the street to get my mail and enjoyed the fact that the birds were flying around my head, singing just for me to hear, since nobody else is up yet.
I am sitting here thinking about a juicy apple that is sitting in that basket on my table, waiting for me, for breakfast!!
I would love to have more money to be worry-free of things like that, but I am now content to just appreciate what is put before me, why it is there and how much I rely on these simple things every day just for a smile or distraction.
How many times a week do you appreciate paved roads or streetlights or the cushioned seats in your vehicle??What if they were wooden or metal only??
How about nail files or stockings or your watch or hairbrush?
Does life send you into a tizzy when you have no washer/dryer/fridge/or a backed up sewer, no running water or power,,even for an hour or two???
I am easy to please and these are the things I think about when I whine or complain about my health challenges or life situations..
Shame on me for not realizing this earlier in life, but oh well, I appreciate it now..