A Day of Gratitude
I've had a wonderful weekend away for a friend's birthday ~ country house, beach walk, laughter and giggles. It's quite bizarre though, for they live right next to my Dad's first wife. A couple of years ago they hosted a friend's wedding and used her garden for the venue and it wasn't until at the party that we discovered the link. I was hanging upside down on the beams of the yurt with legs all over the place and a lopsided grin at the time, drunk to the hilt on champagne and she was talking to my husband saying 'I think that lady needs help', quite...
My little brother, who is also a musician, has come back to ours to record some of our music for another friend's wedding in May. They are getting married abroad first so want to have a recording of the music to take with them. I'm typing this as Jam is playing in the snug, it's such a treat to hear. Music is everything, without it the world is like a flat bottle of coke. Or do I mean a bottle of flat coke? Music is the fizz of life. Music makes life sparkle.
When I got home there was a parcel waiting for me and it was my friend's beautiful poetry book that I had ordered online from Lulu. She's such a warm-hearted, kind, funny, generous and inspiring lady and I am so pleased to have her in my life. We met whilst volunteering at a charity shop together in London. She has inspired me to get on with my own poetry collection. That is my project this year. It's exciting. Squeak!
I am so lucky to have so many beautiful people in my life. It's nice to step out of the usual routine and take some large gulps of fresh air to clear out the system and be reminded of everything wonderful in your world. Sometimes when there is a big change, or lots of changes it's too easy to get bogged down in the trivial daily matters and lose yourself in a depressing cycle of miserableness, worrying about silly things and forgetting the big picture. So, cheesy as it is, I'm thankful for my life, for all the joy it brings to me and my family and friends. I'm glad I have not forgotten how to smile at myself, and to others. And I'm so pleased that since having my baby, my boobs are enormous. Ok so that won't last and they will probably be around my ankles when I finish breastfeeding, but I will surely have something else to be grateful for when that happens.