Tuesday, March 6, 2012

elaborating, #1...

You all know the lovely Care, right? There's just something so very very special about that woman, I tell you. She's one of those people I long to be more like. In so many ways. Her positive outlook, her sense of humor, her kind heart, her generous and thoughtful ways. She's just a beautiful person, you know.

Anyway, yesterday she sent me an email with these words of wisdom:

Remember, the keys to happiness are
1) Someone to love,
2) Something to do,
3) Something to look forward to

Something about these words really spoke to me. It's seems so simple and yet somehow so profound. And I've sort of decided that whenever I'm feeling a bit on the blue side (today's version brought on by: lack of sleep, worrying about Annie who's having a tough time with her OCD and anxiety the last few months and it's showing in her grades, worrying about Gray who has been having some pretty major meltdowns as of late, and the stress of this house limbo), I'm going to pull out those words and elaborate. 'Cause you know, if my "keys" were translated into the tangible little metal things, my key ring would be far too heavy for me to even carry.

Key 1--Someone to love: See first paragraph.

Key 2--Something to do: I've been working on making Annie this jacket for her birthday. It's a bit more challenging than most of the crochet projects I do (as in, I actually have to pay attention much of the time, instead of just zoning out while I crochet :P ), but I'm really enjoying it. I so hope Annie will love it! I'm guessing I only have a couple of hours of work left on it now.

I just couldn't for the life of me get any decent pictures, but you get the idea, right?

Key 3--Something to look forward to: Okay, this may sound silly, but I'm going to say breakfast. Seriously, breakfast is one of the major perks of staying here. It's always so yummy, and such an indulgence to have a hot breakfast every day. Well, sometimes I just have a bagel and juice, but I *could* have a hot breakfast every day if I wanted! :D

And you know what, I really do feel better. Thank you again, Care. You are such a bright, warm ray of sunshine!!!


Amanda said...

I hope that the problems Gray and Annie (and you) are having will calm down after you all find a house and move again. I know all this transitional stuff can be super stressful on kids. Our boys were having such a hard time when we were trying to fix up the house in 2010, and we werent' even sure if we were going to sell it yet!

Eva said...

>>Her positive outlook, her sense of humor, her kind heart, her generous and thoughtful ways. She's just a beautiful person, you know.

That's how I describe you Debi. :D (And Care!)

Jason Gignac said...

*much hugs, friend* I'm sorry things are crazy, and glad you have friends who keep you hoping for the best, dear.

Kailana said...

I have to admit that I am right with Eva, so I will just say 'What she said.'

I hope things come together for everyone soon!

Trish said...

Sometimes we forget how simple life really should be. Love Care. And love you.

And you MUST take a picture of Annie with the jacket/sweater when it's gifted!

Jean said...

I finished a book at the election yesterday and wondered if you might want to read it. It's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. If you want to look at it, let me know ASAP (before Sunday), and I'll snail mail it up to Rich at his work address. Or do you have a PO Box for the family right now?

I think Care's guidance is wonderful. I may have to give it a try, too.

Have a great day!

Heather said...

OH MY GOODNESS DEBI!!!! I love that jacket! Annie is a lucky, lucky girl! I hope we get to see a picture of her in it. She will be so lovely.

And I echo everyone else's sentiments; re: Care and YOU and how wonderful you are. You are a beautiful person too. Much love and hugs my dear friend. I'm praying for everything to come together in the best possible way for you. Love you!