Enjoy your life....

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. 


Debbie Huffaker said...

If enjoying life revolves around watching television, then I truly think this lady is the one with an issue! Those who know you, know the truth! There's a saying that hurting people hurt others. Also, when people are jealous, they sometimes lash out. Who knows? Just keep on being you!

Nonnie said...

SAY WHAT???? This person obviously does not know you. And I only know you from your blog, but just a read today of the things you do would put that lady to shame. Just shake it off! I think you are enjoying life to the full.

Terri D said...

Well, maybe your acquaintance is just jealous because all she has in her life is TV. Trust me when I agree with you that you do indeed know how to enjoy life. She was totally out of line and you should not feel bad, except to maybe to pity her.

Sandi said...

Try not to let it bother you. You know...she might have felt hurt by your comment because she watches a ton of TV. Just guessing...I have no idea, but just a thought as I read your post. it was obnoxious. It was rude. But you are a nice person and I like your blog. So...what can you do? In my experience, if you do something kind for the person who hurt you the pain and anger subsides quickly. It kinda puts you above the problem.