My #FavouriteThing today was people. Amazing, amazing people in my life. I am so incredibly blessed.
I started my day by having lunch with a friend. This friend has such a true and generous heart, and the amount of love and trust I feel for them is quite lovely. I have some trust issues…but every now and then you come across someone who just resounds right. I know that this friend is around for all the right reasons, with pure intentions, and is lovingly honest. And I can’t even begin to describe how much I value and appreciate that. Truly a blessing to have them in my life.
I spent the afternoon test-driving new cars. I had come to the conclusion that replacing the seized engine on my dead car was not worth it, and buying a new car was what I’d be looking at. And on the way home from the dealerships, I got a call from my dad. He told me that he and my mum had talked about it, and they’d decided that they had more cars than they could use (they have 3, and only my dad drives), and so they wanted me to keep the Pathfinder that I had borrowed earlier in the week. It’s older and, as Dad said, it won’t win any beauty pageants, but it runs well, and there are no monthly payments. I was pretty overwhelmed. So incredibly generous of them, and it really saves my ass at a time when I really couldn’t afford to take on a new car payment.
And then tonight I talked on the phone with Saffron for a long time. Among other things, we talked about how magical it is that we have this happy place – and it truly is my place of bliss – on stage together. I have so much fun singing with her. On Saturday, I was on day 2 of a migraine, and my car literally died at 120 kms/hr en route to the gig, and I had to get my guitar player to rescue my at the side of the highway so I’d still make it for curtain. Not a great set of circumstances. Some might even call ’em shitty. But we got on stage and it all went away. Saf started singing together, and dancing like idiots, and laughing, and hell…I even rapped and twerked, and I entered this other zone. And it’s like that every time we sing together – moreso every time. We have this fun bubble, this little impenetrable zone of bliss within which we exist, and it makes everything alright…it makes everything worth it. I wish I could spend every weekend working in our little bliss zone together.
Then I finished off the evening with a phone call to one of my dearest friends. He makes me laugh, and I feel safe and taken care of with him, even if in no other way than by his unwavering support and belief in me. That’s invaluable.
I am a very, very fortunate girl to have such stellar people in my life. And I don’t ever take that for granted.
What was your favourite thing today?