Sundays are all about indulging myself, after all its never out of my mind that the very next day is Monday. Not that there’s anything bad about Mondays, its not lost on me that Mondays are also new beginnings, but there’s that anticipation of work that starts to set in by Sunday evening and thoughts of things I will need to do. So I like to make the most out of Sunday mornings and do all my favorite things, like paint my nails, or stay in bed a little while longer reading my book, or drink my basil seed drink, or dancing to my favorite songs, just anything that allows me the luxury of being in the now.
Have you even noticed something for the first time that has always been there. It happened to me today when I walked into my office after a meeting, and noticed how the trees outside my window cast pretty patterns on my wall. I love it when this happens, and I find beauty unexpectedly. Its like the Universe is giving me a little wink, and sharing a secret, like only old friends can.
Sometimes we become friends with the most unlikely people. One of my most cherished friendships in the recent past is with a colleague of mine who is more than twice my age, but age has nothing to do with anything (a revelation!). We often discuss spirituality and the ways of the world, and everything in between. Today he brought basil-turmeric tea for me because he knew I’d been sick with a sore throat this past week.
Its these (seemingly) little acts of kindness that stay with me forever. I may forget words of flattery, or even empty appreciation from people who didn’t mean them. But these little moments where someone does something simply because they wish you well is fleeting and hard to come by, that they become precious memories that I reach out to for comfort long after the moment has passed. And for these thoughtful people, I’m eternally grateful!
There’s nothing that symbolizes Valentines day more than hearts and Roses. So naturally I jumped on the celebratory bandwagon and got red roses.
Whether or not it had any impact on my mood towards love, it made my house a happier place. So thank you St. Valentine.
Happy Valentine’s Day!