July 13, 2011
Compliments, Burritos, and Quiet
This week's Three Beautiful Things:
1. My little boy spilled some of his smoothie on my dress. "Oh no!", said my big boy, "Will the people at work still think you're pretty? ... Because I do." Who cares if about a little spilled smoothie when I receive compliments like this?
2. Made-to-order burritos at the office cafeteria. Monterey jack, rice, beans, corn, onions... If I have to eat lunch at my desk while on a conference call, it's nice when I get to eat something yummy.
3. After the boys went to sleep, I gave myself ten minutes to sit and be still. I didn't jump on the computer or start doing dishes or packing lunches or...at least not right away. I sat on the living room floor (oddly more comfortable than the couch), and forced myself to do nothing. It took several minutes to stop thinking of all the things I had to do when my time was up, but then I did. I was able to shut off my thoughts and enjoy a few minutes of blissful peace. I highly recommend it.