Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Lighthearted Things Lately

I like to believe that life is what you make of it. I try so hard everyday to think that way. But I have to be honest - life has been a huge friggin' roller coaster. Life is so, so good and I have so much to be grateful for but there are still those hard moments to get through each day. I'm sure my hard moments are different from your hard moments but we all have them.

Sometimes, like in the idle moments I wrote about, life's rough points hit us a little bit harder. They dig a little bit deeper into our skin and leave a sharp sting. And sometimes that sting is more like a deep burn that feels like it will never stop. It's unbearable.

And it's because of those horrible, unbearable moments that I am so very grateful for the lighthearted things in life. You know - the things that just put a smile on your face.

+A text someone sends you out of the blue that lets you know they appreciate you.

+A quote that just speaks to your heart


+Talenti Gelato [insert your favorite flavor here]

+A picture that makes you laugh hysterically no matter how many times you see it.

Caption: Photo Bomb

You guys, the funny cat pictures get me every time. I promise I'm only a half cat-lady.

+Your favorite view. Mine just happens to be the ocean. Here it was yesterday :)

+When your cat or dog greets you at the door when you get home and gives you lovin'

+And then there are the 90s songs. You're welcome.

If those songs don't pump you up, then I don't know what to tell you. I randomly found Addams Family Groove the other day while doing my typical scan through 90s songs and I think I lost my mind. I mean, I had not heard that song since it aired on the radio in '92. They need to bring it back.

And "Beautiful Life" - well, let's just say there was a dance party in my kitchen last night. The best part starts at 2:52. Enjoy :)

It's the lighthearted things in life that get us through many of the heavier-hearted times. Sometimes all it takes is that snuggle from our furry friend or a dance party in the kitchen to make you sigh and say, "Ah... it's a beautiful life." ;)

What are the lighthearted things in your life?


julia rose. said...

that cat picture? i'm dyyying over here!! too funny.

and ace of base is my jam!! thanks for sharing :)

Katie Did What said...

Okay, I am convinced that you and I are the same person. Those terribly unbearable idle moments are what makes the lighthearted moments just that much sweeter. Yes to gelato, yes to cats (and the picture omg! dying laughing!), yes to the beach, YES to ace of base! Yes yes yes. Okay. Loooove you!


Misty said...

The cat pic is hilarious.

Kristine said...

I love coffee gelato... thank you for bringing up my weakness... now I feel I need to book a trip to Italy just to get the real deal.
P.S. love that you posted those songs. I'm an Ace of Base fanatic. Fact.

The Pink Growl said...

It's a beautiful life...oh oh oh oh...oh yes Ace of Base used to be my JAM!!!

Kristina said...

I've found through all the tough times this year I have got to look for the small victories. I have to find the little things that get me through the day; a smile from a stranger, my favorite song playing, a sunny day or even being able to complete something I haven't been able to before. Its the little things that get us through!

Chelsea said...

Completely agree! I love when I get home and my cat wont stop following me around until I sit down and she can cuddle next to me, love when my bf comes into town and I just get to relax with him. The little things make life go by day by day :)

Kristen said...

i totally need to try that gelato, everyone keeps talking about it!