Have Fun with the Little Things

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In short, it’s been another hell of a week. Last weekend kicked it off with a visit to the emergency room, followed by needle jabs, visits to the doctor, and intrusive exams. Luckily, it’s just a large ovarian cyst causing me so much trouble. But my oh my is that routine little nuisance a painful one. My body finally crashed out yesterday, I was unable to do more than sit up in bed or a chair for a few minutes.

I could keep complaining, but a dear friend reminded me to look at the silver lining, the little bit of good that exists in everything that balances out the troublesome. Instead of being upset that I had two sick kids home while trying to recover myself, my heart was happy to be the one to take care of them. Of course, I did not like for them to be ill and not feeling well, but I did soak up each extra sweet minute I got with them being home more this week. We camped out in the living room with pillows and blankets and recovered together.

Making the most of the little things makes a huge difference. It’s why I like to have colorful mobility aids, wear fun clothes and lots of polka dots, and yes, even my ear-plug I wear for vestibular issues is hot pink and sparkly! In the most painful moments they’re like a ray of sunshine to remind you that love and goodness are right there with you. They make me smile, and that’s what really matters, but they make other’s smile too, and that’s even more awesome. Life is short, and in my case, it’s full of bland tan hospital walls and drab doctor’s offices so I like to bring a bit of color with me wherever I go. 

It’s all about finding joy in the little things, dear reader, and thank you for adding a bit of sunshine to my day today as well. 

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