You know that awkward moment when you almost forget you have a blog...yeah, that totally happened to me. Once upon a time, I would have never forgotten to update my blog at least twice a week or even more, but then life happened. Nothing bad, nothing majorly life shattering, just life.
Grocery shopping, homeschooling, trips to the park, fishing with the family, disagreements between siblings, puking in trash cans at midnight (the little one, not me) lost toys, dirty dishes, clean clothes... all that stuff. The stuff that happens while you're waiting for the big stuff to happen, that's my favorite stuff. The stuff that often feels mundane or boring, that's the stuff I thrive on.
Some people waste their whole lives waiting for something exciting to happen, the next thrill; the next big thing and often times, it never does, so your whole life was wasted, waiting for the next big thing that never came. I refuse to let that be me. I (try to) embrace the normal stuff and turn it into something extraordinary.
Every day, no matter how routine it seems, has the potential to be something special. Yes, every single day we are presented with opportunities to make something special out of nothing. How, you ask... magic. OK, not really, but wouldn't that be nice?! This will actually require a little bit of work, at first, then it kind of becomes second nature.
So, what is the big secret... NOTHING, there is no secret. The secret is, don't be a dick, don't take yourself so damn serious and have some fun. (Not necessarily in that order)
"But I'm a stay at home Mom, all I do is clean house and wipe butts all day, how is that "special"?!" Truth is, it isn't special, you have to make it special or at least make it special-ish... special adjacent even.
Washing dishes gettin' ya down... crank up some music and cuss your family, in your head, for never remembering to rinse first. Tired of reading the same book 87,000 times, give every character a Sean Connery voice. Sick of hearing the kids argue over the same stinkin' toy... make a few pb&js, throw a blanket in the back (front) yard and call it a picnic. (then while they are distracted, hide the offending toy, then deny any knowledge of its location)
Seriously though, don't ignore the little things in life while waiting for the big ones to happen, because one day you might wake up to realize the little things were the big things after all.
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