Saturday night in ISO.
Unexpected moments during this trying time, some causing anguish, some so beautiful, it is as if the universe is presenting us with a gift.
For these gifts I say Thank you. For the anguish, I say thank you for the lesson and opportunity to grow.
This evening I am feeling grateful for the perfect gift.
My gift is I have my mum who gives me the gift of love and laughter.
The compulsory dinners when my mum comes to stay is Fish And Chips, nachos or something totally unhealthy that she loves. I laugh as she coos afterwards in her broad Scottish accent “och the was bloody beautiful” Do you want a salad with that mum, “no I don’t eat rabbit food”
The joy it brings me to provide her simple pleasures is immeasurable. People often comment, you have a beautiful relationship with your mum, (I always have done) or you are so lucky to have her (yes I am and I am grateful every single day).
I believe coronavirus was introduced because Mothernature was looking to us, gifting us the opportunity to reset our injured, neglected planet. But what if it is also a gift to us, an to opportunity to reset our own lives. Reevaluate what is important to us. Rediscover things we loved and let go of, reconnect with family, friends even our own souls, we have been given the opportunity to find our bliss
My bliss on this Saturday night came from my tiredness, due to the fact my mum had me up at 4.30am paying tribute to the anzacs. (Read my last post) we are still laughing about that.
Making my heart swell, Bo my sweet bundle of frothing love lying next to me, who gazes adoringly often, just to make sure I have not moved. Ella, not usually affectionate, lying with her head on my lap, leaving me unable to move. Loving this moment, a moment, I treasured too much to let it go a second earlier than I had too. The butterfly effect of this, my mum makes me a cup of tea to save disturbing a 4 year old dog, a moment that many would find silly, though, one that I loved, that no words were needed, a cup of tea was delivered, just another gift, another act of love.
Yes I am lucky, yes I am grateful, I have so much to be grateful for!
Not to mention watching Chris Hemsworth in Extraction on Netflix