Although my one little word for the year is change, some days the best thing is to be able to say everything is just the same. Same same, but different, sort of speak. This Monday, what inspires me are precisely the things we take for granted but that can change so suddenly one is left longing for that time when things were just so.
Last Thursday, Mum had surgery. This Monday, Mum is recovering well and we speak on the phone and hearing her chat about life in general with her usual level of detail is the best thing I could hope for. As I listen to a few of the irrelevant things we talk about, I realise how much I love it, how fortunate I am that I can have those conversations. I will be honest, there were days before now when I'd say I didn't have the time for such frivolous topics. The me of today slaps that younger me and smiles. I make the time now, for there may be days when no matter how much time I make there will be no one there to make it for!
:: technology ♥ allowing me to speak with the parents all the time
:: the post office ♥ Mum loved the photos of us to keep with her
:: running ♥ how it clears my head
:: bright blue skies, oh yeah!
:: longer days, I love you!
:: Little Brother sending me photos for my Project Life album.
:: getting older.
It was a beautiful day in Oxford, a clear crisp blue skied Monday. What a day to feel inspired!
Hope you had an amazing day. Or a good day. Or a day that shows you a bright silver lining.