Do things that make you happy

Today was as ideal as they come. After the negativity I’ve been feeling lately, today soothed my frayed edges. It was a perfect summer day, with bright sunshine and not a breath of wind to be felt. As I sit here, I can feel the heat radiate off my sun-kissed shoulders and I feel tired – But it’s a good tired.

After my previous rant, I decided to heed the old adage that what you put out there, comes back to you. Plus, life really is too short to focus on the negative for too long. I decided to do some things that would make me happy and that would make the people I love happy too!

So, I had a bunch of roses delivered to my mom’s place of work in the week. For no reason other than I knew they would bring her joy (and because I can). And I called my dad in the week and arranged a braai at his home today. It’s been almost a year since I shared a meal with my dad – he lives less than 20kms away. How terrible is that? I was horrified when I realised how much time had lapsed since I had spent real quality time with him.

Today I also made a conscious decision to leave my phone in my bag, on silent. I focussed on being present and spending time with the people who matter to me. Sometimes we forget the joy of simply spending time with the people we love or doing unexpected nice things for them.

Now I’m off to do something for myself… A nice long bath and pamper. We’re talking candles, bubbles, the works…

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