Friday, May 13, 2016

Old Eyes, Being Nice and What I Know For Sure

You should say something nice to someone. We all should. Being nice is so simple it's almost dumb. I mean why don't we do it more? 

Yesterday someone said something nice to me and it literally made my day, maybe even my week. I'm almost embarrassed to say what it was because it might make me seem so vain. But um, I'm a blogger who loves to post pictures of myself on social media....I think people might get that I have vanity issues. So here it goes...

Lately I've been feeling exhausted, run down, drained, depleted, old. The other night I Googled "how to fix hooded eyes without surgery" and discovered it's a common problem for "older" women. It turns out there's some pretty highly recommended egg white recipes that sound promising and last for at least 24 hours. Not quite as long lasting as surgery. Whomp. Whomp. So yesterday when a woman dropping off her granddaughter at my preschool said "you have four kids? you look like you just got out of college." Um, holy shit lady, THANK YOU. I mean I get it, she doesn't stand that close to me and maybe she's a little blind, but she said those words and I ate them up. She was nice and I needed someone to say something nice to me. It made me feel better. I did my best to open my old tired hooded eyes and said thank you.

So yeah, go say something nice to someone. You have no idea how low they may be feeling and how much they may need to hear something nice. Something simple or even a nice smile. It's so simple it's dumb. I'm going to do it. I'm going to say something nice to all the people everywhere all weekend.

I know for sure that being nice has a lot of power and we should all do it more.

Here's what else I know for sure this week:

  • JT turns 10 this week and I can't believe it! I made this video of our boy. Check it out.
A Decade of JT from Jumping With My Fingers Crossed on Vimeo.

  • I got a pretty rad present for Mother's Day....a record player!!!!! I am loving listening to my 45s from when I was a kid and reliving the 1980s. 

The turntable sits on top of my great-grandmother's sewing machine (still so want to learn how to sew ).

  • Peyton is amazing. My kid ran in his first track meet after the broken leg/surgery/therapy saga and crushed the 2-mile. I'm so amazed by him and proud of him and so grateful.

  • I love this song!

(Click here to watch the video.)

  • Bubbles are always a good idea.

  • This video on acceptance is so damn powerful. Full of bravery and vulnerabilty and truth. 
click here to watch it-

What do YOU know for sure? Tell me!

1 comment:

  1. That video you made for JT once again shows what an amazing childhood all of your children are having. Happy Birthday to him (and you!). And I think you do look like you just got out of college, I mean the record player proves it, right? ;-)