Sometimes things just really bother me that probably shouldn't, but I get over it pretty fast. Except yesterday. I was so highly offended and I just can't seem to shake it. In a general conversation with another lady (who isn't necessarily a friend of mine, but I've known her several months now) I mentioned that I rarely watch TV. That when I am home, I like to be reading or crafting or just doing things around the house instead of laying on the couch watching TV. Her comment back to me was like a slap in the face. She said "Do you know what your problem is? You don't know how to enjoy life." I was floored. First it was rude. And second, HELLO! Have you met me? I know how to enjoy life. I have always said it is the little things that bring us joy.
Like making homemade from scratch bacon gravy for the very first time and it turning out delicious...
Or getting a thrill every time I walk by my wine rack because I love the way I decorated it.
And what about doing a happy dance in Walmart when I found a soap that I loved that we have in the bathroom at work. Come on now, it's just soap but I was thrilled to find this fragrance.
And what about crocheting a chain and making a little rough version of a wreath I saw on Pinterest just to see if I could do it. And then being very proud of myself that I did it.
And what about getting up early and making a brownie Reese trifle to take to work to surprise them just because I know they love peanut butter.
Or finding something I really love at a yard sale for a really good price.
Or the time I can relax just reading crazy cat meme's.
Or how a simple cup of hot cocoa can make me feel so good and relaxed.
And those times when I find the perfect apple butter and plan a whole meal around the apple butter.
And don't forget the fact that I absolutely love to bake and could just stay in my kitchen for hours baking.
And saving the best for last, but the enjoyment and sheer bliss that comes with being around my family. Even if all we do is hangout and eat spaghetti and watch Zootopia.
Even people in my life that barely know me comment on the fact that I find so much pleasure in the little things. So please do not ever assume I do not know how to enjoy life.