Monday, January 4, 2010
Hello again! I know I've been away for what feels like forever.
Our Holidays were delicious and I'm not just talking about all the food that we consumed.
Gian Luca and I went to New Jersey to stay with my family and his parents flew in from Italy to be with us too. All of us together made for some great meals, laughs and many many hugs, but no time to blog- so sorry!
And even today, I don't have a recipe for you all, just a little posting about my day and my big epiphany for the new year.
Remember those books- Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ? Someone gave me one for a graduation present when I finished high school and I absolutely hated it. It actually got me mad because the accumulation of all the small stuff can lead to a big meltdown.
You know the story- we've all had bad days- days that just start off bad and progressively get worse little by little. Well today was like that for me, because this morning I woke up late, scalded the milk for my coffee, and then, got into my car and puff- the radiator blew out. After more than a few tears, I spent most of the day waiting for my car to be fixed and then reluctantly paid the hefty bill.
But as I was waiting for my car I spent some time thinking and I came to realize that yes, life is made up of the small stuff, but that is the beauty of life. Small things ( like scalding your milk) can annoy us, but other small things ( like the fact that your husband made you coffee) can cheer us right up. So today I made a New Year's Resolution: to focus on the beautiful small things in my life.And once I started looking around, I saw that my world is full of them. And even this morning, as I was crying about the car, I saw these tiny porcelain measuring spoons that Gian Luca bought me for the Feast of the Epiphany. They are so darling that, even in the midst of tears, I had to smile.
So I have to ask- what are the little things that make you happy?