Follow by email:

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Coffee, Campari...

I was standing at the coffee machine, beginning to write a shopping list in my head of what I needed to buy today, and it began "Coffee, Campari..."
I was struck with a wave of gratitude, how lucky I was to have a shopping list like that. It represents luxury, it indicates great enjoyment. It's what I WANT not NEED, and I am grateful I can get both without really needing to forego something else as a result.

So in a fleeting post, I wanted to remind everyone (myself most of all), how BIG some of the smallest things are.

Linking For #MummyMondays

12 comments:

  1. Too true. I'm very concious of the fact that although we will miss certain things- property being a big one- we do have a roof over our heads and can afford little indulgences. It's all about perspective.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh yes. I'm often embarrassed by my shopping list. I'm not working at the moment so really should tighten my spending belt but still find myself only buying scotch fillet (instead of eye fillet) steak, chicken breasts etc...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this and it is so very true. I had almost a year where I was unable to digest anything more than green smoothies. Now that my meds are sorted and my diet isn't so limited, I'm opting for top quality when I can afford it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yes! It's easy to pine for what we can't have, but just as easy to take our luxuries for granted.
    For a short post, this one's got a kick to it, Lydia.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So very true. I just heard on the radio that there are 60 million people around the world who are displaced - running away from terror in their home. We are so very fortunate, aren't we?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such wisdom in such few words Lydia. We are all very lucky and should be thankful every day :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. It's these small moments of reflection that help us understand how lucky some of us are. Don't forget to credit yourself with the hard work and sacrifices that have contributed to getting there though. Nothing comes easy, but boy it feels great to know you did it! Mel xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a lovely reflection! I need to be more grateful for the little things that may be little to us but could be massive to someone else.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I love shopping lists that are want not need!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. When my worry last night was how long it would take for my
    Electric blanket to heat up my bed was... I know I am lucky

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's moments like this that make you appreciate what you have :)

    By the way, I'm totally visualising some kind of coffee/Campari cocktail creation!

    #TeamMM

    ReplyDelete
  12. True this. Sometimes it's the little things! #multitaskingmummy

    ReplyDelete