Friday, July 8, 2011

Sleeping Kitties & Dylan McKay

I watched NASA’s final shuttle launch this morning from the comfort of my own home. While I watched the footage, I thought about some things: the people that were there watching live. Who were these people? Are they native Floridians? Visitors from other countries? Mothers? Grandfathers? Students? It was a beautiful thing to see so many people taking time out of their lives, whatever it was they had planned for that day, and going to watch history instead.

I thought about the people inside the shuttle. Who were they? Fathers? Aunts?

What does it feel like to be throttled into the air at over 2,000 miles per hour knowing that in just over eight minutes you will be out of Earth’s atmosphere and able to look down at your PLANET? It must also be a beautiful thing.

So, between experiencing history from afar and reading Ashley’s post over at The Shine Project, I started thinking about the beautiful things in my life that bring me happiness. Sure, life is tough. Sure, things aren’t perfect and there are those moments where I just want to break down and cry (which happen more often than not lately) but life is still beautiful. So, I want to share some of the things in my life that bring happiness to my soul.

Happiness is…

Family.  I know what unconditional love is because of my family. For everything they do, I’m forever grateful and lucky to have them.

Looking over at a sleeping cat.   There’s something so precious and peaceful about going about your day and then looking over to see a cat all snuggled up, eyes tightly shut, and head tucked under. The head tucked under is my favorite. That’s when you know they’re really asleep.

Stella

Stella

Finding a good steal.   I am a total bargain shopper and almost always refuse to buy anything full price. So, it definitely makes me happy when I can find something I’ve been needing (like an adorable nude heel I found last weekend) that fits perfectly, looks good, AND is on sale.

Elle Shoes

Watching Beverly Hills 90210 DVD’s.   What? You don’t do it too? One of the first shows I looked up when we got Netflix was this old school hit. I wasn’t allowed to watch it when it originally aired (and now I understand why) but I had a Donna Martin (aka Tori Spelling) Barbie doll and a 90210 lunchbox. The obsession still lives on today. While the episode I watched last night was pretty lame, since it revolved around Brandon and he’s always lame, the outfits, lingo, and Dylan McKay never fail to put a smile on this girl’s face.

Dylan

And really, I’m just happy to be alive. No matter how hard the day, I’m here, I’m alive, and I know that the hard times make me stronger.

 

Photos:  Elle , Wikia

18 comments:

Alysson said...

This post was so wonderful!! Happiness is what we create it- I love your outlook. XO

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The Michelle Show said...

Happiness is what we create! Just what I posted about today haha.

Something about a sleeping kitty just makes me want to wake it up and kiss it.

Tucker said...

Nude heels are a MUST. love those!

Alisha said...

Those shoes are indeed happiness. What a sweet picture of your kitty. Love the tucked head too!

xoxo

Kirsten said...

Such a great post! I love watching my dog sleep! He is so lazy and could seriously sleep the day away, but its super cute so I'm ok with it haha

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Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Hahaha, aw, sleeping kitties are so cute! xo

Lindsey said...

Love sleeping cats, I miss my cat! He is so crazy. He lives with my mom so she always updates me on his crazy ways.

Um I need those shoes in my life especially if they were a good deal ... where did you get them?

Ashlyn said...

so shoes to are so adorable. i WANT them :]

Megan said...

This is SO beautiful!!! You are SO right...we should really take the time to be happy in the little moments that matter!! I totally agree with you about the sleeping cat thing, although mine would be my sleeping dogs. They just look SO peaceful and adorable when they sleep!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful post! Life is good. And, what's not to love about 90210 reruns...I eman, really? :) Have a great weekend!

Ashley said...

Love those heels! I live in my nude ones!

Lindsay said...

Awww I love it when cats sleep like that!

Laura said...

Umm, we so need to get together so my brenda doll can hang out with your donna! I mean, Dylan can come too if he wants.

Sunny & Star said...

Your cat is so cute. I have never seen Beverley Hills 90210, but now that I am one episode away from finishing Buffy the Vampire Slayer I will check it out.

P.S. We are having a giveaway over at our blog. I hope you can come over to my blog and enter.

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Elizabeth said...

I love this post, such a cute kitty! I'm so excited to be following you!!!

ashley said...

i just interviewed a woman (i'm a reporter) whose lifelong dream was to be an astronaut. she was all set to work for nasa when she found out she couldn't go forward with it because her ear canals were too small...20 years later she was chosen to view the final shuttle launch and was sooo enthralled. wonderful post!

Megan said...

i love this :) happiness definitely is watching a sleeping cat! especially when they throw their paw over their face :) or i love when my dog snores!!!

and im happy you threw in the 90210 DVDs comment :) luke perry definitely took me to a happy place when i was like 10 LOL :)

hope you have a great week girl!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Loving those nude pumps!!