Lately, I’ve been suffering from a complete lack of will to write. This can be sufficiently illustrated by the fact that I have not made a single post for the last 2 weeks. The reason for this albeit a pretty bad one is that I keep getting started on a post and then get sidetracked by YouTube videos, Facebook photos, a large jar of peanut butter, a certain TV show called Community and other fairly effective modes of procrastination.
But although I have not been writing lately, there are always things in my life that warrant some blog-worthy typeage. Lately, I’ve been discovering and uncovering some of life’s little pleasures that I have been taken for granted too long. And so to break this spell of the uninspired-inspired blogging hiatus, I have complied these little gems for you to satisfy your recent lack of having some quality blog reading material. And you know the drill folks. Everything has a list in Karen’s world. Especially things like:
-Waking up on Saturday morning and realising a second later you don’t need to wake up.
-Reaching your bus stop just in time to see the infamous 77 pull into the bus loop.
-Looking up at the clock at work (or class) after a particularly long and trying day and finding out that you only have 7 minutes more to go.
-Finding a tooney in your fall jacket from that time you went to a club last fall and couldn’t find change for coat check.
-Eating peanut butter with a large spoon. And then drinking a hot cup of tea that not only makes you feel like a million bucks but also melts all the peanut butter stuck in your teeth.
-Doing a crossword where you get all the right answers over a cafe mocha and a slice of cherry cheese cake.
-Laughing hard with friends over a free McDonalds coffee at 2am.
-Going on a retreat, spending time with good friends (God’s a friend too) and really knowing for the first time in your life that without a doubt, there is a God.
-Surprising someone with their favorite candy
-Falling into a pile of warm, freshly washed, Downy smelling laundry.
-Finding a Christmas card from your high school best friend buried and forgotten in a show box
-Finding the perfect pair of jeans on sale
-Going to a concert that unexpectedly blows all your expectations out of the water and leaves you on a high for weeks.
-Seveteen degrees in Toronto. Weather so nice, you feel like you could single handedly change the world and move a mountain at the same time.
– Strutting down Yonge Street to the song “All over it” by Jamie Cullum and realising that you could care less about how idiotic you look.
-Taking a hot shower and then slipping into cold sheets.
-The first bite of freshly baked garlic bread.
-Wearing a skirt for the first time after a long cold winter.
-Ironing socks and then slipping your feet into them on a cold winter’s day.
-Getting indoors to a warm room after walking for 20 minutes in the freezing cold.
-Sharing inside jokes with old friends from years ago and finding it funnier now then you ever did back then.
-Microwaving two-bite brownies to almost a melting point and then eating them with cold vanilla icecream.
-Finding that warm spot in your bed after having to wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night
-The smell of barbeque smoke on your clothes and hair
-The moment of recollecting a thought that has been annoyingly dancing at the tip of your tongue but refuses to come out.
-The gift of your five senses.
-Telling a joke with a well-delievered punchline.
-Discovering little unknown hideouts in downtown Toronto.
-Finding your keys when you’re in a hurry.
-Smiling back at a cute stranger on the subway.
-That moment when you are finally able to really appreciate all of the little things.
And with that I will now leave you with two things: One is a challenge to make your own list of things that make your day slightly more bearable…dare I say enjoyable. And the other is to find a song that makes you strut down the street like a fool without a care of what a fool you look like to normal people.
I will let you borrow mine until you find your own.