I woke up quite differently than I am right now. As of this second, I feel somewhat of a hot mess.

I had a horrible night sleep due to some sinus issues and ended up spending part of my night/morning playing video games and sipping on some hot coffee to bide some time before my household woke up. It never occurred to me (I swear, it didn’t), that this would further my need to stay awake. The hot coffee felt so good on my throat and because we didn’t have any tea, I’ll admit I indulged. And indulged.

I usually LOVE mornings like this one. Times when I can take some time out alone and in the darkness before the world wakes up.

But not today.

I don’t know what was wrong with me, if it was that I wasn’t feeling well that added to my distress, or if (at the back of my mind), I couldn’t get over the fact that my five year old is graduating from Pre-K today, as today is his very last day of school. It is his turn to take snack today and he is all excited to take these new Hostess “mermaid” cupcakes and Capri Suns. Oh, when life was so easy.

I had true intentions of blogging way before now, but it seems as though every obstacle that could ever pass my way has, well…passed my way. Have you ever had mornings like this? Where it seems like everything you do there is a stop sign?

It got me thinking this morning that maybe I should slow down and actually listen for once what the world around me seems to be suggesting. After all, if I can’t enjoy THIS moment, when can I enjoy life?

Looking at milestones as though they are chores, is definitely not the way I want to live my life but sometimes, it creeps up on you…like a tiger in the bushes and worry takes over your joy.

Don’t let this happen to you.

It nearly did to me today.

But luckily I looked at myself in the mirror (studied my hot mess of a hair do that I have going on today), and got a sense of humor.

I like my hair like I like my attitude: light and bright. And right now I am sporting a dark brunette head with a blonde pony tail attached. My son and I go for hair cuts this Tuesday and it’s all I can do to hold off and keep on attempting to pull it back or style it in some type of “shabby chic” way.

Tuesday is also his graduation. They are having a ceremony. Both sets of grandparents are coming. And isn’t that the biggest blessing there ever could be? Celebrating with family during this proud moment of my little son’s life gives me so much joy when I actually think about it, that it easily dispels any negatives. Worrying about Kindergarten can wait till tomorrow. Until then….I need my roots done! And Amen to that!

Keep life simple. Easy. Free. Live with whimsy today and think of those who get to enjoy a mermaid cupcake. Life is rich. Enjoy it! It is up to you to make life better than it’s ever been.

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14

whimsy.

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