I called my neighbor next door and invited her for lunch but prepared dinner instead. We had a wonderful meal of pasta with meatsauce, garlic bread and spinach salad. I also made homemade mini pineapple upside down cakes. It was a new recipe I had not tried before but figured if it did not turn out well I can say I did it on purpose. Afterall it is opposite day. I sprayed my Calvin Klein perfume on Mom and gave myself a splash of her Jean Nate. I wore a tshirt of my sons versus my own. When I answered the door to greet my friend I sadly looked at her and said goodbye and she looked at me so confused until I yelled HAPPY OPPOSITE DAY!! She gave me a huge hug and we both started laughing so hard. Mom put her foot down when i told her she should answer the telephone goodbye versus hello today. She said, "Now Your Being Very Silly"!!
It was a fabulous day. Life can be sad and stressful so much of the time. Life can also be short. I dont want to one day wake up with a tragedy and say to myself I wish I had laughed more yesterday. I try so hard to laugh every single day. I want to work hard at not waiting for things to be broken in my life and then play the I wish I had game. So much of my life i used to say someday I will find time for this or that. Someday in my mind has now become each day.
I like everyone else have my dreams of the future. I have hopes. They are exactly that. hopes and dreams. My life is the present moment. Today!!! This moment is all I am guaranteed. Of course I cant accomplish all of my dreams right now and if they happen someday I will be happy. I will also be just as happy if what I think my dreams are now never happen. Im quite content exactly where I am.
Im blooming where I am planted and I am loving it.
I want those around me, especially my Mom to smile and have hope. I want all of us to try and start our day saying something good is going to happen to me today. Positive thoughts. I try so hard to have moments that put smiles on faces. It might just be today for now but next week it will be a memory.
I thank you Mr. Weatherman for showing me opposite is a wonderful word. When we do things out of the ordinary it can be quite fun. Yes Mom I was very silly but I saw you smiling!!!
I believe even during our difficult days if we try hard the opposite lies within each and every one of us. What i could have called a horrible day with the news of a broken coffee pot I chose to use the opposite and worked hard at making it a fantastic and fun day instead. We are 50 something. These truly are the best days of our lives. Remember, life is short. If ever there was a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, the moment is now. While doing the opposite can be enormously fun this is one area that I am going to do the same over and over and over because happiness matters so much to me. Hopefully there are 6 families enjoying pineapple upside down cake tonight and I pray they are smiling and if they are not I will have to just say...oh well....it was opposite day!!!!..... I will try to make them smileagain tomorrow!!!