These are pictures I took while on a walk near my house. There is an old saying that even a book was written about.....Don't sweat the small stuff. Those are good words to live by. But I am finding that enjoying some of the small stuff is also good words to live by. While in my shut-in life, being mostly housebound, I can't get a part-time job, plan a big vacation, or even go shopping when ever I want. Grocery shopping, doctor appointments, etc. take careful planning. So I am trying to enjoy the little things that take place through out my day.
I like looking at barns and sometimes taking pictures of them. I like spending time with my sisters, any one of the three. You can always be yourself when you are with your sister. At least I can without worrying about how stupid I sound or that something might be misunderstood. I also, and this one might seem strange, like packing lunches. I enjoy making my LL's lunch, my son's when he stays the night. There is something very satisfying about a loved one leaving the house with something delicious and good for them. I love being silly with my daughter, finding humor and giggling together. I like cooking and baking although I am not very good at it. I love reading cookbooks, taking a hot bath and drinking coffee with my LL.
Wouldn't life be so much easier, less conflict, less materialism, and so on if I and everyone would take the time and enjoy the small stuff, small moments, small celebrations. I wish my restart button (cancer) and my bowels weren't the reason I am enjoying the little things but I am glad that now I am.