As the weather starts to change, and it is starting to feel more and more like Christmas, I find myself missing home and my friends and family from home more and more or de plus en plus, as the French would say.
While, without a doubt, there is no place that I would rather be, Paris is where I want to be right now, which in itself is such a wonderful feeling to have, there are still those days that I wish I could be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and click my ruby red slippers and be home to be with my family, cuddle my cat and dogs, or eat PEANUT BUTTER.
The other morning, I rolled out of bed feeling homesick. As I got up to go open my window, I realized it was a gorgeous and sunny day. A scene from the movie, Stuart Little, popped into my mind. It was the scene where the little boy wakes up and jumps out of bed screaming, “It’s today, It’s today!!” He woke up so excited for the day, and in turn, had a grand and adventurous day.
As silly as I felt and stupid as it sounds, I decided to give it a try and say out loud in my most excited voice, “It’s today, It’s today!” Believe it or not, it worked! I was, already, feeling so much more excited, and so much less homesick. After all, it was a beautiful day!
It wasn’t the words that did it, it was more the choice and mindset that I was going to have a good day that opened the doors to allowing myself to have a great day and not be homesick, though I could still miss home.
All these words to say, while we might not have so much power in our immediate environments, all the time, though sometimes we do, we do have the power about how we approach life and the mindset that we have towards it.
Whether you are feeling happy or sad or homesick or glad…I wish you positive thoughts, great days, and the knowledge that “What you think about you bring about, and what comes out of your lips, comes into your life.”
Until Next time, follow your OWN Helpless Wanderlust…
Bisous from Paris.