I've received some wonderful gifts in my life. Some, like my children, were anxiously awaited. Others, like a small blue sapphire necklace from hubby when we were dating were completely unexpected. Not to dis my children, but I think it's the unanticipated gifts that really take my breath away.
Good health, a roof over my family's head -- these are all wonderful gifts and I'm very appreciative. I don't want to sound like an ingrate when I tell you what's upstaged all of these.
I think it's the gift you get when you're down, that really has the power to make your spirit soar. And while I won't say I've been depressed, I will say I haven't been myself lately. I'm such a die hard optimist and sunshiny kinda person that my depression is still pretty perky from the outside looking in.
But I've been off.
Feeling lumpier than usual, and tired, and just not me.
I should add that I've been avoiding the scale because I KNEW it would have bad news for me and if I saw that number, I'd have to DO something and, well, sometimes ignorance is bliss, ya know?
But this particular morning, feeling strangely immune to the taunts of the scale (or perhaps I was delirious), I stepped on the sucker and held my breath fully expecting it to register at LEAST 10 pounds more than it was supposed to.
But you know what?
It was the SAME! My zero weight gain was the biggest, greatest gift I could have received. I'm still celebrating this non-victory.
I deserved those extra 10 pounds, lemme tell ya. I earned every stinking one of them and I'm a bit flummoxed why they weren't there. HAPPY, but definitely perplexed.
Any unexpected victories / surprises / gifts popping up in your lives?