Every once in a while I am reminded that it is time to think about everything great in my life. Some days I let myself get bogged down in the negatives and that includes sometimes being mired in my own writing.
But knock on wood, life is pretty good. I would go so far as to say I have no complaints but if you knew me well you would know that I can sadly always find something to complain about. But not today. Today I am going to be happy and grateful and drink loudly from my half full cup.
First I am going to reach beyond the obvious, for things that made me smile recently. Like coming up with the absolutely perfect thank you gift idea and knowing the recipient felt the same way. Like laughing long and hard at something that wasn’t even all that funny. And having my teenager laugh at me when I was being silly. Like the perfect sweetness of ripe summer fruit. Like paying a compliment to a stranger and having it lead to a conversation. And like having a sweet compliment paid to me as a blogger.
Next I am going to think outside the box for things that made me particularly thankful lately. Like my son returning home from a teen-boy no-adult camp-out apparently none the worse for the wear. And having my oldest (who is spending his summer on campus) call his grandmother yesterday just to chat. And having a husband who makes me feel taken care of when he puts air in my bike tires.
Then I am going to follow in the example of some very wise bloggers and list some other things that made my life happier today. Some inconsequential things that just make my world a more enjoyable place. Like the blogosphere, Tivo, a great book, sugar-free chocolate pudding with Cool Whip, my own bed and pillow, a comfy sundress, the peaceful hours in the morning when I am the only one awake in my house, and comments on posts.
And blog awards:) Special thanks to PJ Geek for adding to my happiness today with this award which fits so perfectly with my focus on things that make life good right now.
The rules for this award are:
- Thank the person that gave it to you. THANK YOU! It truly brought a smile to my face.
- Write 10 things that you love. I am going to cheat on this one and call it done with the items I already listed above.
- Pass this award on to 10 other bloggers. This is hard since there are so many amazing bloggers. I am going to officially bestow this award upon the following but I hope those of you whom I faithfully follow will realize by my frequent comments that I am mentally including you on this list as well.
What is good in your life? What makes you smile? What are you thankful for today?