Valentines Day and What I love ~~
What I love about yesterday. Valentine’s Day is approaching, and most people will be thinking about romantic love, but love is so much more than romance. I recently was challenged with a difficult situation, a full schedule, and not feeling much time to deal with everything facing me.
I woke up at 1:30 in the morning in a full-blown panic attack; just being real. I usually wake my husband to hug and pray for me, but I decided to not disturb him. I settled myself down to begin praying and being quiet. A solution came to my thoughts and I put it in the notepad on my iPhone and went back to sleep.
By morning, I wanted wisdom to make sure I was going to do the right thing. I called and texted three women that I love and trust. They not only listened to me, but helped me to solve, and affirm the decision that I needed to make. They are the friends who are invested in me and I don’t take that for granted.
Toward the end of the day, I stopped by a storage facility to buy boxes for one of my home organizer clients. The woman behind the counter, a stranger, was my age with a warm smile. As I began to ramble about my day, she offered me a cup of coffee and a cookie and just listened. I was feeling much better with a smile on my face as I left.
As I was driving home, I passed by a friend’s house. Her car was there and the garage door open. I rang the doorbell and when she answered, I said, “I just need a hug”. She gave me a big hug and a smile. I jumped into my car and drove home.
When I stepped into my front door it was full throttle: cooking, putting on a load of laundry, opening mail, and putting things away. My husband came home said, “Sit down for a minute”. He gave me a big hug and kiss and then sat at the table, with his phone down, and listen to me talk about my day. He made me laugh and the icing on the cake, he did the dishes.
This morning as I sit here in my comfortable bed, drinking my favorite coffee, southern hospitality (they ship), reflected on yesterday. I thought, “It’s all those little moments in life, friends, family, and God that loves me”. Instead of focusing on the negative, stop and find the good things and you will love and have a happy Valentine’s Day.
You know what else I love? The color red. 🙂
Lisa Giesler, Professional Organizer, Speaker, Author of Uncluttered :discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life. On Amazon.