In honour of this month of love, I am writing down my list of things that I love. I think it’s important to remember them. Too often we get bogged down by the things that keep us down and we don’t really reflect on the stuff that keeps us up!
Case in point, this morning I had a wicked-bad case of the Mondays. And it’s Thursday.
I admitted as much to Sister Friend and she wrote back with a looooong list of things I love but had forgotten about.
And I instantly felt better. Okay it could have also been the cup of coffee I’d just poured as well, but that’s not the point—the point is I was well on my way to feeling like myself again, and all it took was a gentle reminder: you are loved.
Photo by Sister Friend
So here’s what I love, in no particular order:
Almay Intense i-Color Black Pearl eyeliner.
Almay Intense i-Color Purple Amethyst eyeliner.
Boo-Boo’s silly jokes.
Leah’s biting wit.
My sister’s photography.
Spanish red wine.
French red wine.
Chilean red wine.
Singing in my apartment.
Singing for someone.
That rumble in the belly when I hit the right note.
A marriage of old and modern design.
Surprise chocolates from coworkers.
Meeting a cute boy’s gaze on the TTC.
My parent’s unwavering support.
Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show.
This list is certainly not complete. But it’s a start, and it makes me smile. So that begs the question, what do you love?