The Little Things That Bring Joy.
Life is crazy, we all know that. Heck, my blog has crazy in the name. Each morning we all wake up and embrace our daily dose of crazy. That is life, just run with your crazy. The flip side is looking for the little things that bring joy inside the tornado of life.
Joy is not just in the big things in life, but also the small things. Around here, we have had plenty of big events that bring us joy. Marriage, children, homeownership (sometimes), family and friends. While all of these events and people are wonderful, the small things in life need a little joy.
Each morning, I drag myself out of bed. Stumble into the bathroom, scare myself with the view in the mirror and finish the daily mantra. Not exciting but not exactly inspiring. After my morning routine is done, I open the linen closet and prepare my face and eyeballs for the day. The view is not exciting just boring.
It not exactly dirty but it does not scream wake up and embrace a new day. The walls have been painted over the years but the shelves are original from 1955 along with every stain.
A few weeks ago, my car was in for service and so I walked across the street to Target. Since this was one of the very few times I was able to stroll the aisles kid free it was a treat. I stumbled into the bath area (who knew it existed) and found a few rolls of funky contact paper. I thought the bath department was only for towels and bath toys.
The project is not Pinterest worthy, but it does make me smile each morning. The contact paper covers all the stains and masks the uneven boards. Plus, it does add a nice pop of pizzazz. While I do share the bathroom with my husband, hot pink or something ultra girly was out. Surprisingly, he did not object or have an opinion on the paper – which is very unusual. If I could add a spinning chandelier with sparking lights, I would have but it was only a linen closet. Maybe another closet or project.
Now, each morning a little thing like contact paper does bring joy to my morning routine.
What have you done to bring joy?
Sharon, The Mayor.