Tomorrow is my little guy’s birthday! We will be very busy seeing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and attending a Scouting event, so we had his traditional birthday dinner of Chinese food tonight. It is one of his favorites and a fun tradition on his birthday. Usually we order a bunch of random items off of the menu and sample them all. Since it is a school night, though, we stuck to our favorites – vegetable lo mien, fried dumplings, egg rolls, fried rice and hot and sour soup. Yum!
Tomorrow will be a fun day. I am going to surprise him with balloons and streamers when he wakes up and a giant red velvet cupcake for breakfast! Well the decorations might not be that much of a surprise since it is another one of our traditions. Maybe he forgot. But it will still be fun.
I ran my eight miles again today in honor of eight years. Two down, one more to go. It was a nice run past the lake and through the neighborhood. Margie – next time beep! (Just try not to scare the !#@ out of me!). Have I mentioned that I like where I live? It’s a town full of friends, good scenery and a good variety of running courses.
It was also haircut day. Just a coincidence that I am included in that statement. I always try to have the boys “cleaned up” before birthdays and holidays. It’s not their favorite, but they look so handsome when they are done! While I was at my salon I noticed a picture I had not seen previously.
I love this one because I truly believe that our perspective informs and sometimes acts as a catalyst for the events of our life. A happy outlook can lead to good things happening in your day, even if it is just to make someone else feel happy. I would love my boys to see this regularly. I do have a somewhat similar picture hanging at our house.
Here’s to birthdays and happiness all rolled into one.
So, I am wondering, do you ever notice how your outlook affects your day?