I was shocked to discover that I was humming, “Rhythm of Love” by Plain White T’s while cleaning up after my daughter’s birthday party tonight. It was perfect. I had dropped my dear friend and her kids off at the train station a few hours prior. We both shared how wonderful the day had been. That was the last thing I expected at the onset of this day.
The best I was hoping for was a minor calamity of too many people, not enough space and a party that would go down in history for all the wrong reasons. Instead we had a slew of kids, food that turned out better than I expected and perfect camaraderie. My village came together strong around my baby girl and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Along this journey to having my first big house party, I learned a few new tricks. My cleaning/organization meditation podcast from http://www.mythoughtcoach.com was invaluable in keeping me motivated through piles and piles of stuff. It felt great to see and hear my friend’s reactions to my almost clean living room. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with the rest of my place.
My daughter was in all of her glory, playing with some of her favorite people, getting to drink soda, opening presents and on and on! It was exciting and sweet, and I was so happy for her. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull off any party, let alone one that was pretty terrific. My girlfriends made new friends and I’m looking forward to seeing what new connections arise. As I reflected on a long, tiring and wonderful day, I couldn’t help but feel like I was under the influence of the rhythm of love.
I am falling asleep as I write this, but I am too happy to not post it tonight. Thank you ladies (and gentlemen) for making today absolutely perfect. We felt the love, shared in the laughter and had a beautiful life-affirming experience. Today, was a big old success!
I wouldn’t be surprised if I ended up humming myself to sleep.