This is Blossom's 3-day weekend.
It only happens once a month, so she makes the most of it!
We'd already planned to spend Friday together, but as we sat opposite at the breakfast table this morning, freshly brewed coffees in hand, we still hadn't decided exactly 'where' to spend our day.
Spying the latest Spotlight catalogues which had arrived in the mail the day before, we both began flicking through those enticing homeware and craft laden pages...and a plan formed.
We had a destination.
We needed to get ready for a girls day out!
Cheekily we both sent surprise bathroom 'selfies' to each other on our phones...
...and that dictated the tone for the day!
Now, truth is, we went to Spotlight for sheets, shot cotton, and a few threads - but as we wandered the aisles we discovered our own little fantasy world, and out came the iPhones again!
Have I ever told you we are a family of crazies??
I love that we can laugh at ourselves without the hang-up of worrying what we look like to others.
I love that my best female friend is my daughter.
I love that I am hers too.
After filling a few bags with goodies at Spotlight we crossed the road and went for a wander through Freedom Furniture; and out came the phones again!
Can you believe we only had one coffee all day?
Not even chocolate. Or lollies. Or cake even!
We were on a natural high.
My princess certainly gave the laugh muscles a workout in her mum, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Is stress bringing your mood down and squeezing the joy out of you?
Call your best friend. Plan a day out and really do it.
Laugh at yourself, laugh with each other, and don't take life so seriously.
The best days are to be had when you let go of your worries and just grab what's right before you with all the love and laughter you can muster.
After a while there's a shift in your attitude and the eyes of your heart expand with joy.
Rather cool, yeh?
Have a happy day!