Tinted lip balm from Goldie in a luscious color called “Monk.”
Funny how a tube of lip balm can make me so happy…
So, all you men who think that women are complicated – sometimes all it
takes is a new tube of tinted lip balm.
For me, a package in the mail (that’s not a bill or a sales
advertisement!) will do it. Or a single bloom in a bright color. Or an
“I love you” phone call from Scott (with no subtext…just I love you!).
Or a scoop of ice cream. Or a “just because” note or card. Or one
great cup of coffee. Or looking around my house and NOT having one
single thing to “do.” Or a cool spritz of body splash when it’s hot out.
Or one fabulous found quote. Or finding a dollar in my winter coat
pocket. Or somebody saying I have pretty hair. Or a pre-teen gentleman
holding the door for me.
And from this list I can safely say, if I could have one or more of
these simple pleasures on any given day, it would be a fantastic day!
My hypothesis is this:
Women are not really complicated at all…
Its not about some big scary complicated thing for women…it’s about the
million tiny happies that make up the day.
Its about those tiny moments that let us know we are alive, that we have
senses, that we matter, are seen, thought of, appreciated, or that we
are just human and on a fantastic journey that make a woman’s life a
This, I think, is a critical thing that men miss…it’s not what you say
it’s how you say it.
It’s not the dozen roses that we love (although I’ve never turned away a
bouquet!) it’s that somebody thought enough to bring one bloom.
Its not the expensive gift purchased online, it’s the 99 cent card that
you chose yourself.
It’s the “lets go get ice cream” when its warm and the night is pretty.
It’s the consciousness that goes into the details…these tiny things add
up to lifetimes of extraordinary happiness!
One more happiness for me…
Found this song…
I’m in love with the words…
It’s Rascal Flatts…
And it makes me think of Baby Jayden and get all teary…every single time
I play it…
It’s going in his book.
The Day Before You
I had all but given up on finding
The one that I could fall into
On the day before you
I was ready settled for
Less than love and not much more
There was no such thing as a dream come true
Oh, but that was all the day before you
In your eyes I see forever
Makes me wish that my life never knew
The day before you
The Heaven knows those years without you
Shaping my heart for the that day I found you
You're the reason for all that I've been through
Then I'm thankful for the day before you
Now you're here and everything's changing
Suddenly life means so much
I can't wait to wake up tomorrow
And find out this promise is true
I would never have to go back to
The day before you