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.

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    You wrote so beautifully about your son!

    Hope you having a great weekend,
    3976 days ago
    OMG I love your blog...all anyone needs to do is see the world through the eyes of a child and we find happiness and joy....the world is magical if we just take the time and look at what beauty is really around....You are so blessed and I am so lucky to read your amazing day with your son...PLEASE share more moments and his visions of life.....I wish I had a son but if you don't mind I would love to share your son's experiences with you.

    Thank you

    3977 days ago
  • PAULDODO how will you react when you come home to find he's done just that, one day?

    Mine decided the carpet could be improved with gloss paint.... It wasn't. emoticon

    3977 days ago
    hehehe kids say the funniest things!

    3977 days ago
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    Always remember to look through the eyes of a child to see what is true and good and beautiful and valuable. You will remember forever what he said about the grass....and I bet you share it with his wife and kids someday! They do grow so fast. Enjoy every minute with the little man! emoticon emoticon
    3977 days ago
    I can't wait to see if he decides to be an artist or not, and if so what type :)

    Love you hun, I appreciate you sharing anything with me each day - helps me feel more apart of each of your days xoxo
    3977 days ago
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