Today has been mixed and there’s a point to this in a mo. I broke my new travel mug (boo) and before home time, I had a meeting with someone I can only describe as an arse of the first order. 🙂 The thing is, I could – and perhaps in previous years – have reflected on the bad things that happened and this would – mais oui – have coloured my view of the day…. and dare I say, not accurately.
So, many moons back, I started to keep a diary for positive stuff. A daily log of three good things that happened to me. I find this Gratitude Diary – I believe that’s the term – really helps.
Rather than think back on the broken – the mug and the travel cup I bought (see what I did there? 🙂 ) – let’s look at the better things.
I paid the money for the group into the community account. That’s propped the funds up with enough moolah to cover another two meetings. We are doing okay in terms of money and this is a worry that’s gone away. Okay, we’re not exactly millionaires, but we are not limping from month to month, worrying that the venue would close its doors on us.
Last night two old regulars – Sarah and Alison – popped by to say hello. We had a good old natter about various things, but Alison mentioned that it’s been pretty much ten years since she first came to Chameleons. She’s transitioned now and you can see she’s much happier in herself. Ali’s a different person to who she was all those years ago, so seeing a friend grow is really cool in my book.
If I think back to today, yes, I could look at the things that had not gone as I’d liked. But, rather than that, what about looking at what was better? The rain let up for a bit, I got to the bank without any major hassle, I had a tasty lunch. I collected my new maxi skirt and its very pretty. That saved me a trip into town looking for one and the Ever Lovely Mrs J was cool about me ordering it too. All of these things are, in my book, moments of goodness to be cherished.
Going back to Thursday’s, I think you could look at my outings as two nights in a month when I’m all of who I am. Or, I could look at Thursdays as a time where I have the choice to appear as Richard or Lynn. Neither is better or worse: just different. Well, okay, my Richard guide is a bit more sweary, but we’ll gloss over that. 🙂 Sure, it’s an effort to get a good shave, pack a bag, but I think the effort – although not always the result! 🙂 – is worth it.
I guess what I’m saying is if there’s any point to this post, is enjoy the moment. Rather than rushing to the next thing or worrying about what might be: just enjoy as you can.