Corona Virus Quarantine Day #110: Goodness: July 9, 2020:
Today a friend texted me some good news. It was just what the doctor ordered. It’s their news so I can’t share much other than to say they got some long awaited happiness. I have spent my whole day looking at pictures he sent me to share in their joy.
This was a subtle reminder that this is what life is all about. This is why I started celebr8awesome in the first place. I believe in my whole heart of hearts that the world would be a better and safer place if everyone could just celebrate other people’s awesome better. If we just searched for the good in people rather than pick apart their bad. I think it’s fair to say as a collective whole people really aren’t good at this. There are many reasons for this I presume…some feel others happiness or success comes at their expense. Others are simply just jealous or envious of other’s good fortune. We are ALL guilty of it at some point in our lives, including me.
I think a place it is largely prevalent is in sports. I see it in sports all the time. Instead of being happy for any given athlete for being a boss in their role we try to find something wrong with them or drag them down in some way. We can’t just cheer our collective butts off for someone who is awesome at what they do, instead we must find their flaws.
Frankly…it’s gross. And I hate it.
I won’t tell you I have never been envious of others or even jealous in my life, because that would be a bold faced lie…but I do make a conscious effort everyday to celebrate other people’s awesome and to teach my kids to do the same.
I’m the weirdo that cries at kids sporting events when I see my kid tell another kid good job or when they are genuinely excited for their friend or teammate when they catch a touchdown or score a basket or get a point off of an ace serve. I like to see my kids succeed for sure…but these moments of their genuine joy for others…I am always searching for them and they bring me more joy than anything. They also always bring tears.
So today, this friend’s news, literally filled me up all day. I am tearing up right now even thinking about it. He and his wife deserve this day. They deserve this dream and I will go to bed happy tonight knowing that he and his wife are happy. I’ve been brainstorming all day how I can help them celebrate and what kind of surprise I can send to their house.
Ugh, I’m not gonna lie…it’s been fun and fulfilling!
Can we get a little more of celebrating awesome in the world? Please?
Today after I got his news. I tried to celebrate the awesome of our children and my husband…and there is a lot of it. I’m so blessed.
I hope and pray that if I do anything in my life I teach all those who know me, play for me, sit in my classroom or cross my path that life is happier and fuller when we celebrate other people’s awesome!
Can we talk about the awesome of big sister reading little brother a book I loathe? Oh man, she deserves a prize for this one. I hide this book all the time but he always finds it. I need to give it away. It’s so, so, so bad. But he loves it. And he loved having Fiona read it to him!
I’m not sure who was more excited about the “firteen” (13) fish Fletcher caught today…Finley or Fletcher. The sweetest watching these two work together to catch fish.
Gigi was mildly flabbergasted by the fishing thing. But she really liked being a part of it. Such fun had by all!
My whole world on one dock. They are so sweet!
Laid down for a second today with the dog. She’s huge but I do love her. She loves to snuggle and I do too. If only I could get her lay still!
Ellen was giggling. It was magical. She didn’t even know I was taking pictures. She loved Gigi biting at the fish. My heart. She is a sweet, sweet girl.
Just for giggles. I saw this today and it made me laugh out loud. I hate gin. But other than that…this is spot on!