Friday, November 14, 2008


I've been doing an experiment the last couple weeks. I spend a few minutes before bed writing down the small things that made me happy during the day. But this list is specifically for simple pleasures, and the small things that normally go unnoticed. Since I started doing this, I've noticed that I'm more positive, and I'm more able to recognize the little things I often take for granted. Here are a few snippits from my list this week:
  1. I'm thankful that Bryce whispers, "I love you" every morning before he leaves--even though he thinks I'm asleep.
  2. I'm thankful that I keep a first-aid kit in my car. Because when you need a bandaid, you need a bandaid.
  3. I'm thankful for Curious George. He's the only reason I get a decent shower every morning.
  4. I'm thankful for date nights spent eating really good Southern food.
  5. I'm thankful for my new pillow.
  6. I'm thankful for cold treats. {Michelle: you were right.}
  7. I'm thankful for those sweet moments when I get to watch Hudson sleep.
  8. I'm thankful for my birthday, and all the people who made me feel so special.
  9. I'm thankful that I won this giveaway on Nichole's blog. And she said nice things about me, too. It doesn't get much better than that.
  10. I'm thankful for dear friends who remind me that I'm not alone. Thank you.

All in all, it's been a spectacular week. My cute brother came to visit, and we had a great time. I'm working on two of the most fantastic weddings I could imagine {I'll post pictures soon}. My birthday was so much fun that I don't mind getting older--at least not this year. Don't get me wrong, we had plenty of problems this week too: car troubles, a freezer-related ordeal, meals gone wrong, neglected cleaning and laundry, etc. But keeping this little thankful list has helped me see the good things more clearly, and not dwell on the negative. I'm definitely going to continue to enjoy the little things. And keep track of them in a tidy litte list.

Have a nice weekend.


Hilary said...

THANKS! I needed to read this post this morning. I feel like Carter waking up at 6 am has really thrown me in a funk. But it's lame if I focus on how much that is bugging me and miss all the small, and large, blessings in my life every day. Thanks for the reminder.

Mrs.French said...

everyone should do this before they go to bed...including me. xo t

Mike and Jen said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for posting - and I love how you notice such simply fabulous things