It’s that moment when you realize the bowling ball is in the pocket. It happens when you connect PERFECTLY with the tennis racket, baseball bat, or golf club because you can feel and hear it. And if you’re a cat, like my Charlie (pictured above), the ultimate sweet spot is purring on a cozy blanket, facing the sunshine, and taking a 3-6 hour nap. We all look for the sweet spot, wherever it may be.
Today I noticed that life has been rolling along smoothly for almost an entire week. Having made that assertion, no doubt I’m pushing my luck for a fun weekend, but what the heck. I made plans anyway! In addition to keeping up the regular 9-5 workpace, I attended a fabulous black-tie wedding and reception on Saturday (It’s fun to get dressed up now and then!) AND a baby shower on Sunday (My friend Kathy and I went a little overboard at Babies R Us. Everything was soooo cute!). I went to a music rehearsal on Monday evening. I bought groceries, put them away, cleaned the kitchen, took out the trash, and washed three loads of laundry. No joint pain. No steroid hot flashes! I remembered to go to a long-overdue therapy appointment and left without using even one Kleenex! Yeah baby … I found The Lupus-Free Sweet Spot.
I like to celebrate the little triumphs in life. I’m not planning to surf the perfect wave in Maui, or land a back flip on the balance beam. I don’t have to sing Schubert’s Ave Maria and gracefully slide over the high notes. I have faith. Right now, it’s enough to have clear skin and walk without tripping. That’s sweet enough for me!