Except for this one possessed Christmas tree I had when I was little. It was very pink and sparkly and had a whole nest of spiders in it without me knowing. That one just reminds me of trauma and endless spiders. Haha, oh memories.
Let us not think about such times. ;)
College has created a knot of worry and stress within me, so I needed something to calm my anxious heart. Between doing five college courses and working at a preschool, I have been one very busy bee. And it has helped. That Christmas tree has brought some life to my room even though it’s an artificial one.
I’ve been trying to treat myself more with little, simple things instead of being a robot working on schoolwork nonstop. I'm learning that it is okay, to treat myself. To find things that make me happy and make time to do them. I’ve been reading poetry every night from the books I received for my birthday. I’ve been lighting candles that smell like cookies and all things good in the world. I’ve been making time for devotions every morning before I go to work. I’ve been bringing books to read to the preschoolers that I work with. They run to me at the beginning of each week asking what book I’ve brought next. Life has been crazy, there's no doubt about it. But I’m making it through. Besides, I have three weeks left till I’m done with my first semester. That’s definitely something to be happy about.:)
What has been making you happy recently?