The Value of Nothing
Friday, August 14, 2009
I got nothing tonight. I'm at total mind blank. I just wanna watch TV and veg out or as Julia Roberts, in her charming role as a hooker says, "Lay like broccoli"
I wasn't even gonna blog cuz it feels like cheating to get 3 points for saying nothing of value. I reminded myself that all states of mind are worth recording on my journey to fat-freedom. So here I am blogging about nothing. I suppose I could journal out what the day entailed, but seriously I don't think I'll need to review my comings and goings on this ordinary day. I've considered only blogging when I reach a goal or to mark progress or if something extraordinary happens, but I think it's better to write something each day and try to find the exceptional in the ordinary.
I'm reminded daily of just how easily my son charms and amazes me. He was so late to talk that we involved specialists. Now he doesn't stop speaking! I love to hear his voice and am so impressed at how he strings words together for truly unique turns of phrase. It's absolutely fascinating to me what will catch his attention and he'll remark upon. Today it was, "Mama, we need to paint the grass. I'd like it better with strange colors" I think that's great. Thinking about lawns in pinks, purples, oranges, etc all lined up next to each other in my little rural neighborhood makes me grin. Or maybe he meant each individual blade of grass should be painted differently to give the lawn a rainbow like appearance. He finds beauty in his imagination and shares it with me, I'm one lucky mother.
And until I sat down to write about nothing, I hadn't stopped moving long enough to really appreciate today's little gift. There's value for you.