I was told by my partner about a technique they use in social work with families and children who don’t see anything good in their lives to pick something that happens each day that makes them happy. I really like the idea of happiness being around you at all times and that it’s just about perspective. They call this ‘melting moments’ (Which I’m sure is some sort of cake!)
*ETA-(My partner just called and said “it’s called ‘Magic moments’ ..why the hell would a happy time in a day be called a melting moment?” LMAO ….. I’m going to keep it in for today and ‘Magic moments’ can start tomorrow because I want to keep in telling you about the awesome chocolate mixture I made!! hahaha*
The idea is that your ‘melting moment’ is a point in your day where you find something or feel something that makes you feel happy and you make yourself aware of it and allow yourself to think about it and realise that you do have happy things happening in your life. So I have decided to do this for a week as I reckon that will give me time to get a better taste of finding the happy stuff around me and the things that make me feel happiness.
I wish I had started this yesterday because my partner and I got a packet of Maltesers and a packet of Counters (like the pure chocolate revels) and mixed them up together!! This made me so happy because those are the only revels I really like and I didn’t feel the whole ‘anxiety’ (perhaps anxiety is a strong word! ) that I might get coffee or orange or raisin!! … Also it would have been good to start on something that if It were to be marketed would probably be called ‘melting moments’ *With a crunch*
I know what today’s melting moment is already! Yesterday I received a book that was written by a friend. She already sent me a free e-book but I bought the real thing and I shall tell you for why later!
Anyway my friend is called Rebecca Jane Weinstein and she has written a book called ‘Fat sex: The Naked truth. Ridiculously, fat people having sex is a taboo subject so there isn’t much written on the subject. I hope Rebecca’s book will play some part in dispelling myths and creating truths by telling the stories of fat people and sex.
While I am ridiculously proud of Rebecca’s achievement my melting moment wasn’t actually receiving her book. It was that I had a new book to add to my book shelf! Since I got my kindle I have hardly bought any honest to goodness touchable books. I love spending time with my bookshelves and arranging them, not in strict order and always a little piled up and not neat but I like to think that reflects my personality a little! . (Though atm they are a mess and I have piles of books on the floor as we have been tidying.)
Anyway, Fat sex; The naked truth takes pride of place after my psychology books and near the rest of my Size acceptance books. (The one you can’t see stuffed on the top is fat studies in the UK which annoyingly is too long to fit on my shelf!!!!!) There is also a John waters book there because I thought ach.. well it is about sex and art…
BTW, Your if book is next to a John waters book is a very huge honour indeed!!
So there it is.. this is what it actually looks like btw:
and here is one of my beautiful shelves filled with delicious knowledge and inspiration. I know you shouldn’t get attached to physical things but books are so beautiful and I think in some cases they have the capacity to make people beautiful too.
This is one of my bookshelves (I have 3) and really I am some sort of book pervert because I actually feel excitement when I hang out with my books!
As I was putting Rebecca’s book onto my shelf I thought for a moment how lucky I really am to have all these books. There are books there that contain my favourite characters that I might have read 10 times but will go back and become immersed into a world I love again. There are books there in my queue waiting to be read that I am really excited about. So you see my bookshelves are such a happy place.
Today because of Rebecca and her book I had my melting moment today. (Not from actually reading it. I haven’t read it all yet ..I will let you know! )but because I realised how lucky and happy my books make me. I know it’s a material thing but It’s really the only material thing I love.. erm and my DVD collection and my guitar.. If loving them Is wrong then I don’t want to be right!!
Tell me about your melting moments.. what ..(Erm MAGIC MOMENTS!!).. what has been magic for you today? It can be something small, something tangible or even something someone said to you.
Love and light xxLisa
Oh, If you want to buy Rebecca’s book you can do so here. I have read a few chapters and so far I can vouch that it’s a great read and very interesting!! http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fat-Sex-The-Naked-Truth/dp/1475261837/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347625553&sr=8-1 Or on Amazon.com which due to the exchange rate I realised actually works out cheaper! *Shakes fist*