Today’s bliss…a red cup
Yes, that’s right. A red cup from Starbucks. Say what you will…. but it was bliss. It was also 4:52AM… so there’s that too.
Today’s bliss…a heart.
Really, it was a leaf.
And it seems fitting, sitting right there on the sidewalk, marking the spot I will pass in the morning with my roller bag suitcase and computer briefcase in tow. Another adventure beings. Chicago, here I come….
…Heart and all.
Today’s bliss…. a chicken.
It wasn’t just chicken, it was also a skillet (The Home Skillet to be exact) full of breakfast with some of my favorite people… and some really interesting art.
The art may be whimsical or even wacky…but believe me… the food was GOOD.
Today’s bliss…. a moment.
I started reading again. I read everyday, all the time, but it’s usually work related or inside the self improvement genre or marketing industry news.
But tonight I was reading a bonafide story. And I’m almost embarrassed to say it is my first time reading Stephen King.
Justin pulled the thousand-page tome off the shelf and recommended I read it before the mini series airs in February. At first I balked. Stephen King? No thank you. Scary. Demented. I’ve seen the movies! And life is already scary enough.
But Justin insisted (and promised the book wouldn’t be scary). So I’m trying.
In the bathtub.
While baking cookies, tonight I read in the kitchen. The hum of the dishwasher sounded like waves on the ocean as it sprayed and washed our dirty dinner dishes. The familiar sound took me back to my childhood where I would spend hours in the kitchen. Not cooking. Nope, not me. I was reading. Sitting in front of the refrigerator on the floor where it was warm.
I loved that spot. After dinner was over and everyone was off watching TV or talking on the phone, I sat and read in front of the warm spot in the kitchen. The dishwasher kept time as I lost myself in books or homework preparing for school.
And that’s the memory that caught me tonight as I read a book (not scary yet!) in the kitchen.
It’s a Friday night.
Books are magical.
Memories are bliss.
Today’s bliss…. a wurtle. That’s not a typo.
This one’s from my friend Bren. He’s an artist, one I have watched for over a decade. I was so excited to own a few of his very unique and truly inspiring pieces of art…. way back then. And I still love them to this day.
Now, Bren has something else that brings a smile to my face. Videos that teach art to children in the Beanie and Bren Show.
Way to go Bren! Still rooting for you — you always make me smile and you still bring me bliss.
Best part? I love the message…. “And remember don’t erase” — because doesn’t that go for art and life.
Today’s bliss…. a tree.
Not just any tree… this one.
Or maybe it’s just a tree.
No matter. Beautiful, it is.
Today’s bliss…. a little agua.
We found water today. And it’s just around the corner… literally.
Right. Around. The corner. Not even five minutes from our front door.
Today’s bliss…. twins.
Check out these two twin babies blissing out.
I couldn’t stop smiling.
If you need a little lift, look no further. This is some serious cuteness and one I might file away for a rainy day.
Today’s bliss…. big leaves!
It’s been raining for days, and the crazy thing is…. it hasn’t bothered me at all. I’m still in Washington awe. I have the eyes of a child. Everything is brand new.
Including these ENORMOUS leaves… they are HUGE!
(Just to put it in perspective I wear a size ten shoe and that is ONE leaf.)
And if you look closely the smaller yellow leaf is the shape of a heart.