Today was a beautiful South Florida day. We went out to the beach for lunch and a stroll (Baby J was in his new Joovy Groove umbrella stroller). We ate lunch at a restaurant just steps from the sand. The breeze was blowing our hair around our faces. It wasn’t too hot to be sweaty, and not chilly enough to need a sweater. It was just right.
Our food was delicious. I had a chicken mozzarella caprese sandwich with tomato aioli sauce (ummm, YUM!). My husband had jambalaya (he loves that!). Baby J had a Plum Organic pouch of peaches and other fruits…he seemed to think it was quite delicious 🙂
It really was a perfect day. I think if I had to describe a perfect day, this would likely be it. Surrounded by the men I love, on the beach, with yummy food. In my fantasy though, the calories wouldn’t count. A girl can dream, right?!
As we were sitting on the bench on the pier, I had a wave of a new feeling come over me. I realized that today I was totally content. For so long in my life, things didn’t seem to be right. I was always waiting to get to the good parts…to get through the rough patches. I’m pretty sure everyone is guilty for wanting more, or better things. “If I only had ____. If I could only lose 10 pounds. My life will be better when____.” I didn’t have any of those sinking thoughts today.
Being content is a new feeling for me. It is a welcome feeling. I am so blessed to be who I am and where I am in my life, with who I am surrounded by. No feeling can ever come close to that.
As always, thanks for reading 🙂
What a gorgeous day outside, and what a beautiful post! You're so right, you have everything! <3
Undecided Mamas says
Lucky…I miss living next to the ocean. Great photos!<br /><br />Leenie<br />www.undecidedmamas.com
Jillian Nicole says
I Really enjoyed reading this post. It dos sound like you had the perfect day and I hope you have many more like it. It is always great when you can make time for those you love and create such great memories. Thanks for sharing and I am following you now. I would love for you to follow along.<br />Jillian<br />http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2013/01/ww-they-say-she-looks-like-me.html
Optimistic Existentialist says
Beautiful post. You have a lot to be thankful for it appears 🙂
Lovely post. Well said 🙂 That quote from Lao Tzu is one of my favorites!
Cashonya Sarah says
Hey hun!<br />Awesome blog! <br />I like your blog, how about following each other? <br />I got GFC, Bloglovin, FB also twitter<br />I would love to ♥<br />Please, let me know! Looking forward to being blog-friends with you :) <br />My blog is here:<br />http://cashonya.blogspot.com/
Angel Allen says
Melissa, I'm your newest follower. Perfect days the best, Im happy for you.<br />God Bless<br />Angel
Andrea Bai @ Glam Hungry Mom says
What a beautiful day. I'm so jealous of your sunshine and palm trees.<br /><br />Thanks for joining us for the FFF link up party@<br /><br />xoxo<br />www.glamhungrymom.com
Anne Marie Morris says
Isn't it wonderful when you're finally at a place in your life where contentment rules. A new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Would luv if you could drop by my blog as well.<br /><br />Anne Marie<br />http://moanasuniquedesigns.blogspot.com/
Krysti Sumpter says
Hello!!<br /><br />Found you on the blog hop. I am your newest follower. I really love your blog.<br />Would you care to give me a quick follow back? :<br /><br />http://www.beautybykrysti.blogspot.com<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Krysti
Veronica Lee says
You are so blessed! Love the pics.<br /><br />Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!<br />Have a nice day!<br />