My intention was to write about what I loved this week for another “Fabulous Friday” posting. Yesterday was National Cocoa Day. So, accordingly, last night I put on my pjs, whipped up a hot mug o’ chocolate, cozied up on the sofa with Sweet Pea, a.k.a. Monsieur, and watched a French movie I recorded months ago. I was set to write about that amazing hot cocoa this afternoon. I had a great run on my treadmill this morning. I’ve been battling some minor knee and heel pain for a bit, and today I ran 3 miles without pain. I was in a great mood. I was about to write my post when I noticed a bunch of Facebook postings about a school shooting. I turned on the t.v. and heard more details. What started out as such a great day turned dark quickly. I don’t feel like writing about the cocoa.
But I started thinking about what really made me so happy last night and today. Last night I was really happy to be with my dog, and eager to see my husband who was coming home a little later than usual that night. The cocoa and the glow of the Christmas lights inside and outside were just sprinkles on top of the sundae. And today, I was so happy to have a relatively pain-free run so that I can get back to running with my husband. I will discuss hot chocolate another day. But today, let’s all remember what truly makes our week fabulous – family. And whether family is your Mom, your husband, or your best friend since fourth grade, never forget how important they are in your life. It’s so easy to forget. So grab a glass of wine or a mug of cocoa and give those loved ones a big hug. It’s those people who are truly what makes life fabulous. Again, it’s so easy to forget.
Take Care and Happy Eating!