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Wednesday 15 September 2010

The Icing On The Cake

Life can get us down. The wrong weather, realising that the top you want to wear is in the dirty laundry pile, having deadlines that you're convinced you will never finish by.  That's because life is hard. OK, so it doesn't have to be hard, but for the majority it is.  But in all this stress and pain and busy busy busy lives of ours we forget that life is the icing on the cake.  We are alive.

Don't worry I'm not going to get philosophical on you, mainly because my outlook is often misconstrued as depressing.  But amongst the business of our lives and the stress we put on ourselves to be the best, to have the best, we often forget to actually live.  As far as I'm concerned we only get one life (you can argue we have more but if we can't remember them then it works the same) and it doesn't matter why we're here as long as we don't waste our time.  I'm not suggesting that everyone reach to try and change mankind - though a movement like that might actually work - I just mean we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves every day.  Take time out to find out what you really love about being on this earth and then find the time to truly appreciate it.  I'll start:

I appreciate that I have money to spare
I appreciate that I love my family and my family loves me
I appreciate my boyfriend who has stuck by me when I'm really not that fun to be around
I appreciate Christmas
I appreciate words and books
I appreciate having the time to waste it on facebook
I appreciate cupcakes

And so many more things.  These are my icing in life and I plan to enjoy them and remember to enjoy them.  Please chime in with what you appreciate in the comments.


Kess said...

Lovely post Bethany! I'll post a blog about my icing on the cake next time I get online, and give you a shout

Unknown said...

Thanks hun, love getting comments like this :)

Joanne said...

I'll definitely second your appreciation of Christmas :)

I appreciate autumn weather. And chocolate. And coffee. And definitely the writing process, which is so transporting. And the list goes on, thanks for the reminder!

Mariel said...

Saw the link to your post in Kess's blog. Great post! It makes me think about all the things I'm grateful for. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comments and love reading about what you all appreciate :)