Cool Side Of The Pillow

by Michelle on December 29, 2012

The cool side of the pillow is just the best, right?

I adore that moment, when I flip the pillow over in the middle of the night and my hot little face hits that cool side. All is right with the world, at least for a few seconds.

I need to spend more time appreciating the cool side of the pillow moments.

I spend way too much time waiting waiting waiting. I’m waiting to scale down. I’m waiting to be thinner. I’m waiting to find a job that won’t make me crazy. Action is the only thing that will change the things I want to change. In the meantime, I need to find peace and contentment in my life as it is right now.

Here are a few of my pillow moments:

Hearing Tom Petty for the gajillionenth time.

Finding matching socks in under 60 seconds.

Waking up without the sheet all bunched up around me.pillow

The sound of my kids laughing.

Hubs…always always ALWAYS hubs.

A big salad with lots of tomatos.

A stack of clean underwear.

Instant messages with my silly little bitch work friend.

Hearing Joe Strummer, seeing Joe Strummer in a movie. Gazing upon a picture of Joe Strummer. Joe Strummer.

Spending any amount of time with my loud, funny and bizarre sisters.

Hearing my little ones say ‘Mimi’ or in one stubborn case ‘Gaga’.

Laughing at the pure comedic genius offered up by my baby boy on a daily basis.

Talking with my momma…but NOT on the phone. That is mildly painful.

The 10 second window when the entire house is completely clean.

The first sip of coffee, especially when a perfect combo of grounds, hot water, sugar and cream come together.

Taking my bra off when I get home from work.

Paying that one bill that catches me up on EVERYTHING. I should appreciate this one more as it doesn’t happen very often.

The first page of an anticipated book.

Watching the previews before a movie.

I think we get caught up in stress and pain and desire for change and these little moments slip through our fingers, unnoticed and unappreciated. I am going to make an effort to be more mindful of them.

You know what they say, the grass is always greener on the cool side of the pillow. Or something like that.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

SOB December 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

The cool side is the best. I have a pillow protector on my pill. There’s a lump on each side that fits my neck perfectly. I’d find room to take my pillow on vacation with me.


Ragemichelle December 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

You know..the perfect pillow is a pretty valuable possession.


Lisa December 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I feel the same way. I feel like I’m always WAITING. Waiting for someone else to make a decision, waiting for my bosses to decide to promote me, waiting for my agent to find a publisher for my book. I’m really sick of waiting. I want to see some ACTION.


Ragemichelle December 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

Right there with you. Let’s make it happen!


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