Sometimes All You Need Is A Cookie and Beer
This weekend was not the greatest for me personally. My family suffered a huge loss that I am not really able to put into words yet. My heart is weighed down and my mind is a little foggy. But, I am thankful for the simplest of situations that remind me to just breathe in the love and simplicity of the little, wonderful moments in my life.
Mike went fishing for most of the day on Saturday, giving me a lot of time alone to soak in all my realities. I wrote a lot of none related things, played fetch with Diesel (Mike’s bull terrier) and watched mindless television. When the guys finally got home from washing the boat, I was an emotional basket case, letting all of my sadness and confusion flow out of my body at the first sight of my wonderful love.
Even smelling like fish and salt, Mike climbed into bed with me to be the comfort that I needed. He dealt with my eyes and nose running through my blubbering melancholy, finally able to express the feelings to him that I had been holding in for more than a day. Once I settled down, Mike cleaned his catch and took a shower, then joining me back in bed.
He was exhausted from the sun and excitement of his day. I looked at him realizing that both of us hardly had eaten all day (for much different reasons) and asked if he wanted a cookie, smiling he said that I should bring beer up with me too. I went downstairs and grabbed two Coors Lights out of the fridge, placed them in koozies, then reached into the cookie jar for two chocolate chip treats.
I returned to the room to the most comforting simplicity I could have asked for. Mike propped himself up on the bed, taking the sustenance from my hands and made room for me to come cuddle up into the crook of his shoulder. We sat like that watching who-knows-what-terrible movie on HBO, drinking our beers and noshing on our cookies. Right in that moment I remembered one of the most important things in life: to enjoy the little things.
It was a seemingly small moment but it helped me gather myself and be thankful once again for all of the love in my heart. Life is so short and precious and I hope that everyone takes the time out of their lives to have a few more beer and cookie moments with their loved ones. We never know when life is going to take a turn or throw a speed bump in so just live it up while you can and soak in the little, wonderful, simple moments that make everything worth it.
In my life
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