Whew. Long week, long weekend (only in feeling, not in hours), long thoughts. Everything feels all spaced out right now. On Friday I was having one of those days, the kind of day where I needed someone to tell me to get my head out of my–anyway, I was kind of moping around and feeling disjointed and doing a really good job of laundry listing all of the things that I needed to do to make our life 100% better, and I felt that I needed to tackle everything on that list in under 30 minutes. I decided that I should channel some of my pitiful pearl into a project and went to the fabric store to pick up fabric for some new booties for Asher (one up side to him not walking is that he can spend his life in cute slippers no worse for the wear) and I spent a looooooong time going up and down the aisles day dreaming about making things. Craft store=good cheer. My mood was perking up, my head was getting on straight, my perspective was shifting towards the good, and then I came across these:
And I laughed. It was just what I needed, some rose colored glasses to stare out into the world through. I needed a fresh perspective and I found it on the aisles of Jo Ann fabric between the St Patrick’s Day display and the 4th of July spread. A whole new world view, made in China. So I bought them, I wore them, turned the radio up, the thoughts down, let a little life back in, and everything turned pink.
I believe in accountability, empathy, grace, love, and change. Those things are my real rose colored glasses, those are the lenses that I try to look through the world with, and yet I do not always extend those perspectives to myself, the one woman I know that sometimes needs it the most. So now I have diamond encrusted heart shaped pink glasses to pop on when doom and gloom rears its head to remind myself that when in doubt, go for the inner rock star, she definitely knows best. I hope that you are able to do the same today, to give yourself a break, maybe laugh at your reflection, and be kind to you. Life is too short for laundry lists, eh?
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Oh Meals, this is a beautiful picture of you! We have completely different lives, but I hear you 100%. I have been having some of those woeful list sessions myself, and though I hate you have them too, it is somehow comforting to know that I’m not the only one. I’m gonna have to go look for some of those glasses for me and see if they can’t help turn my worry out as well. Love to you and yours.
Ahh, what a lovely phrase…”turn my worry out”. You’re the best Miss Morgan!! xo
On an episode of “30 Rock,” Liz Lemon got a bunch of organization aides, claiming that she was “going to become wonderful.” Of course, everything devolved into chaos before she was even able set up the organizers, but everything was somehow still okay. It was extremely comforting to me.
Alicia, I don’t know if you know this or not, but Liz Lemon is, in addition to being my hero, my BFF and possibly my back up husband. The word love doesn’t adequately express my feelings for her. 😉
Right there with you on the Lemon-tip, A.
I have some rose-colored sunglasses that I adore — even if they aren’t heart-shaped. It really makes an amazing difference. One needs them, especially in January.
JoAnn and a factory somewhere in China save the day. How could you have anything but a smile on your face to go with those rad shades? Love it.
I just saw a photo in the grocery checkout line of Elton Jon with his new baby, so I thought your post would be about that. But it turns out that rose -colored look fantastic on you. Love you babycakes!
You have inspired me to channel my inner rock-star today. Winter is always hard for me… I feel gloomy, bored, and oppressed. Bright shades might be what I need right now. Reading your blog always puts a smile on my face. ❤
And that totally put a smile on my face, thank you! Tough day at the office, those words just brightened my morning, seriously…thank you!