Wearing a cute outfit or a new pair of shoes can totally affect how high you hold your head.
Sharing your subway pass with a stranded commuter can make you feel connected to a human being.
Being able to enjoy your favorites for dinner can make a weeknight feel special.
Singing at the top of the lungs can make you feel outgoing, even if you're alone in a room.
Buying flowers can make you pause just long enough to appreciate all of the natural beauty of the world.
Tromping through the snow can make you relive your childhood.
Remembering a past love can make you remember what is possible.
Before I get too Raindrops and Roses on you, I realize that these are all superficial factors at play. You indeed need to have a strong grasp on the good stuff inside you to really live in this world because the rest is passing. But in the same breath, I say it's ok to sweat the small stuff because it makes me enjoy the small stuff, too. Being aware of daily up's and down's and changes doesn't make me crazy-it makes me complicated and creative (not to mention, both great at my day job as well as my moonlighting gig as an actor and writer).
I know I'm probably going to fall off my soapbox for proclaiming this, but friend, I agree to disagree. I'm learning not to dwell and still be in the moment. That's what this year is about, and I don't want to miss a second of it, good or bad.
I'm Off the Market & In the Moment!