Monday, December 17, 2012
Oh what to write about? It's Monday afternoon, I have finished "real writing" for the day, and now I want to write for laughs. (Not that I don't enjoy writing for work of course!!!) There is so much sadness and terror in the world, you're probably wondering what I could find to laugh about. Trust me....there is always something. Laughter is the best medicine.
Tragedy surrounds us, and the recent tragedy in Connecticut goes beyond comprehension. As helpless as I feel, all I can do from my end of the world is pray for peace and comfort. I can hold my children tightly in my embrace and I am grateful for that. Not going to let the sick people in the world affect me today.
To bring laughter to light, I think I'll talk about my weekend. It had it's ups and downs, but for the most part it was a crazy, busy, fun weekend. Full of laughter and fun with very good friends. It was also filled with music.
As I've said in the past, when I'm asked what my favorite things are, music tops the list every time. There is just something wonderful about music that brings me to life. It can soothe me, inspire me, pick me up, boost my mood, and ground me all at once. Music can spark a memory. Music can affect my very core. I was struggling with balance last week, and Saturday morning I was reminded by a friend that the best way to find balance in life is to live in the moment. One day at a time. A simple and sound reminder that I really needed. It's funny to me that when I ask, the answer almost always finds it's way to me!!
I listened to a playlist on Spotify Saturday night while getting dressed for a party, Hipster International. It was a blend of alternative upbeat tunes that got me dancing before I even left the house. Instant good mood.
What a blast the evening was! I needed a good dose of laughter and dancing with friends. It was an evening of joy with my favorite people. After my husband's corporate party, we seperated and I met a group of my fellow athletes and training pals at a place on the other side of town. I knew there was going to be dancing, merriment and a band that was rumored to be "awesome". My Yellow Rickshaw was the name of the band, and they ROCKED! Probably the best performance I've seen in a long while. I had permasmile all evening (I know that's not a real word, but it is fitting so I'm leaving it in!) I'm considering becoming a groupie. I think I've got quite a contingent to join me. Interested?!
All the serious stuff just melted away as we grooved (I even worked up a sweat!) on the small dancefloor. Good stuff. Groovy baby (dude, I'm trying to bring it back...groovy)!
It was a really fun night all around. Just what the doctor ordered.
Sunday was family day and one of our Christmas celebrations.
So it's a rainy Monday, and my mood is still light. Even lighter after writing about it. It's the last week before Christmas! Hard to believe 2012 is almost over. It's OK....I'm optimistic about the start of 2013. I think it's going to be the best year yet!