Doing Something for Someone Besides Me Made Me Happy

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I immediately thought “no,” after receiving an invitation in the mail to a swim party. Both my daughter and I had been invited. I know the mom who would be holding the party, and I trusted my daughter to be there without me. I was not used to being in very little attire around other people, and I certainly did not yet have any resort wear to wear to a nice party. My daughter begged me to go. I found myself feeling very guilty about letting her down. After thinking about it a bit more, I realized that I needed to stop being so self absorbed and I would say yes to the invitation.

As I listened to my daughter chatter on and on about her excitement over the two of us going to the party, I realized that it felt good to do something for her. I needed that little push to do things that are a bit more adventurous and things that are not always about me. I do not have many other things to do in my free time and I do not know a lot of people, so I realized the party would be a chance to bond with my little girl, see her have fun with her friends in the water and a chance for me to possibly meet some new friends.

I took both of us out to the store so that I could buy bathing suits for the two of us. I stood in the mirror and realized that I actually look pretty good in one. I have never really liked the way I look in most things, but I really did my new suit a great service! I ended up buying one in the same color for my little girl, which she was really pleased about.

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