I came across a post by Coffee and a Good Book on Facebook with a list of hopes in a meme. It read as follows:
I hope you:
- find time this week to get really really quiet
- curl up in a big cozy chair and watch a movie you’ve seen a million times before
- hug people you love
- wrap up in a warm blanket and read a good book
- drink a hot cocoa from a Christmas mug
- stand outside in the crisp night air and marvel at the stars
- give someone a gift that makes them smile or even cry (in a good way)
- I hope you find some time this week to sit silently in front of your life and contemplate how magical it really is, before we turn the page to greet a new year.
Isn’t this list so charmingly sweet! It’s something all of us in a cold climate during the winter break could aspire to do during the break or past it. I did everything on this list even before I read it. I reposted it. A friend reached out and wrote below the post I want to do these things!
I did not reply to her but I did think about a boy named Owen, a young philosopher in my art 10 class, who once challenged me and asked in front of the whole class “Ms. Counios are you a wisher or a doer?” Ooohhh the chutzpah of the boy! I had never been asked that before. His question took me by surprise. Without much hesitation (but a little to be honest) I replied that I am both. It is good to hope and it is good to wish but it is also excellent to go out and do. So to the friend who wants don’t just leave yourself with the craving my friend. Go do those things on the list! Go! Be awesome.
Have fun doing these things. Have fun making your own list. Just have fun!
It’s a short life. We should enjoy it…even the smallest good moments, every single day.