Physical Contact - A hug, an actual, physical, arms around you hug, is sometimes all a person needs to feel instantly better. Now I am not a hug type of person but over the last few weeks I have found myself looking to friends for a hug to make problems seem less and me feel better. So today please make sure that you hug at least one other person.
Honourable Mentions - this seriesof photos taken by a father of his daughter as she grew up, pistachios and the mess they make all over the table, a warm duvet and a bad movie,this stop motion baking video, remembering that I have a full tub of ice cream hidden the freezer and not eating it, Tetleys tea
The First Of Many - This weekend sees the first person of my undergrad class getting married to his sweetheart. I am expecting bow ties, converse, wonderful music and the opportunity to dance the night away with much loved and often missed classmates.
Archers Art - This print from Jessica Rae Gordon is so pretty - love it.
Honourable Mentions - bagels with garlic spiked cream cheese, lots ofreasons why you should dress up everyday, coconut hot chocolate = YUM,Reservoir Dogs, Qee style, thiscreature of comfort to wrap my arms around at night,thingsyou can do to be a Fairy Princess, free nail polish with my magazine this month (it's the little things that make me smile)
A few months ago I toldyou all about how I learned to sleep alone again when a five year relationship ended. It was strange and liberating to have a whole bed to myself again and I loved it. But then S moved out and I moved into her room - cause I really wanted the electric shower - and I found myself back on one side of the bed again.
How did that happen? I don't have another significant other, I'm not looking to make space for one in my life right now, so how the hell did I end up drifting back out to the edge of the mattress. I woke up one morning last week after another night of edge hugging and asked myself what was going on? And then I realised.... when I had made up my new bed I had automatically put the pillows into two piles at the head of the bed, and therefore I had automatically slept on one pile of them... on one side of the bed.
That evening I stripped the bed and as I remade it I carefully put just one huge pile of pillows at the top... and it worked. I was back in the middle of my bed.
Have you ever found that you do things out of habit that impact of the rest of your day?
Do you ever waste a whole journey waiting to get to the end? I have... several times and it's amazing how much you miss.
This holds true for all sorts of things in your life. Have you ever rushed through dinner just to get to the dessert? Sprinted through a book to get to the twist at the end? Ignored the joy of getting ready for a night out just to get to the event?
This week please do something for me and for yourself. Spend a little time enjoying the journey... the smells and sounds of making your breakfast before you eat it... the walk to work or college... the smell of clean clothes as you put them away and think about the next time you get to wear them. 'hugs'
Social Media Power - Tuesday I post to Facebook that I had a crap day. Tuesday evening a friend calls over with some cookies to cheer me up. Social media - you rock, and so do you Mike!
Honourable Mentions -Sugru, an ice cold coke, thispage on the internet that lets you listen to rain to help you relax, rewatching Tommy Tiernan stand up shows and laughing uncontrollably,The Circus of Horrorscoming to the UCH in Limerick, fresh flowers for my room