Monday, 7 May 2012

One Small Step for Man.....

My gorgeous and extremely like minded friend Laura and I made a pact exactly one month ago that we would both stop talking through our backsides and instead BLOG through our backsides. 'On the 7th of May', we said, 'we have to have our blog uploaded, live and ready to go' we said. 'Or else' Laura very dramatically stated 'WE HAVE FAILED'!!

Eeek! and I'm off... This is my very first step on my journey into the future and the pressure I've put on myself is ridiculous, but it's also giving me quite a buzz.  Where do I start? What do I write?  My fingers are moving over the keyboard and I'm hoping something will just suddenly start to flow. Don't overthink it - that's something I tend to do a lot of these days.  Be organic. Yeah, be organic.

My dog is snoring in the corner with a huge white cone on her big brown head.  Her bed is by the radiator. The rain is pouring down outside.  My little girl is just sitting in her reclining high chair, looking around the room - at me, at Star (my brown dog with the white cone), at the plants, at the rain outside. She gives me an intermittent look and when I catch her eye I get a huge, dimply smile.  Right now in this room, at this moment, there is an overwhelming feeling of contentment.  I feel their contentment.  My dog and my baby girl. 

We all strive so hard to to obtain that something. Something that will make us happy, whether it be money, or power or....... but essentially we're all looking for a little contentment.  How many people do you think can take a step back, have a good look at their lot and say 'yeah..... I'm happy and content with my life.  I don't want anything more'. Can anybody really say that and mean it?  Maybe it goes against our human nature to not strive for more than what we have. We've got the house and now we want the car.  We've got the job, now we want HER job. We've got the dress, now we want the shoes.  And why am I using all material things as my examples?

I know what I want in life. I want happiness. I want contentment. I want the power to be happy and content.  I HAVE the power to make this happen. I will make this happen.................  So no more 'I want'. From here on in it's 'I will have'.  Yeah 'I will have'.  I like that.

I thought I would be ending this post with a note on how contentment is fleeting, citing that my little girl is crying and my dog wants to go outside. But no, my little girl has drifted off to sleep. Star has curled up closer to the radiator (I hope her cone doesn't melt...).  They're both snoring in unison.

Life is good :)

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts exactly, well said, oh and your friend Laura seems like such a cool person, wish I was her friend! xxxx