(Perdita was caught by this basket in one of those playful times as she tried to fish the jackstones’ pieces in it. Who helped him? Her big brother Winello.)
Yes, you can imagine my reaction to be like Perdita’s when I realized that we’re almost bidding adieu to February and I haven’t written a single note in this space this month. Anyway, that’s the same old tune so let’s get it straight to the point. A lot of things are unfolding and concluding in my life and I feel that I cannot catch up because it’s just so fast paced. On the other hand, I’m happy that I’m liking the way I approach things and situations because I seem to worry less, control conscious less, and other diminishing approaches which result in a more sound sleep… but with a winking eye (eeek!) lately. Just yesterday, I had my regular consultation with my ophthalmologist and she evaluated that my sudden winking (right eye) for straight 24 hours was due to my increased stress level, fatigue and the other associated facts. And she said, “well, please try to manage…”.
Ooops, the title of this post totally contradicts my introductory paragraph. But I don’t want to re-write that. To a certain extent, that’s part of the February being fun-filled.
February is one of my favorite months because it’s little J’s birth month. She had a celebration at the classroom and those Blackberry-themed mini-cupcakes are one of their treats. I didn’t bake those myself (I feel guilty of not having/ not finding enough time to bake again), but ordered those from Blossom Sweets, a really nice service provider in Abu Dhabi. We’re also busy scouting for a tutor as little J got a violin as a birthday gift. Thanks to those who gave suggestions. Volunteers are also welcome. Hahaha.
(It took over two weeks before Winello and Perdita got along. The latter came in November. And since then they are now the best buddies.)
February also witnessed other celebrations in little ways (got promoted, etc.) But you know what, despite all the buzz, ups and lows, it all boils down about sleeping happily (just like our feline kids up there) at night! I remember the movie “Into the Wild” wherein the main actor had to isolate himself in search for the true meaning of happiness which turned out to be known by him from the start— that happiness is real when shared. It had a non-traditional (sad) ending, a really nice movie.
Of course, happiness can be defined in so many ways. And this one could be our common favorite.
And well, happiness is being able to enjoy the little windy and cold weather in Abu Dhabi while it’s there. The recent sandstorms only mean that winter may rest soon. Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are and nurture the source of definition of your happiness.