Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Accentuating The Positives

Since we've been on the subject of monotony lately, I've mostly been thinking about things that really annoy me. But today I'm going to try a radical new idea... brace yourself... I'm going to turn my attention to things that make me happy. Gasp! I know it's a revolutionary idea, but when it comes down to it, there really are a lot of everyday things that make me smile.

Like... time with the Lord, reading His word, moments with family, kid hugs, phone calls from friends, beautiful weather, pudding cups, comfy socks, writing, music, family pictures, a good hockey game, a hot shower, sleep, summer thunderstorms, chocolate, an afternoon out with friends, coupons, favorite TV shows...

Hold on, I'm taking a breath...

Hearing "I love you", saying "I love you", interesting mail, candy, a good hair day, someone holding the door open for me, an easy commute, beautiful scenery, sales, smiling at someone, being smiled at, afternoon naps, snack time, watching classic movies, a good book.

I could go on. But I won't. That would become monotonous.

The point is, I'm trying to realign my thinking. For all the annoying in life there's plenty of enjoying. I just need to peer around the negatives to see all the positives. I'll add one last thing to my list before I'm through: you, the lovely people who wander over here to look at my odd meanderings. Thanks for sticking with me!

Now, excuse me... I'm going to go have a pudding cup. :)

What about you? What everyday stuff makes you smile?


Blakelyn said...

Coupons make me so happy, too. So do:

Sunny days, family & friends, shopping, hot baths, traveling, a good book, yard sales, pedicures...I could go on as well, but I will stop. :-)

Jennifer Valent said...

How did I forget yard sales?! :)

Lori Stanley Roeleveld said...

Exact change, a hot black large Tim Horton's coffee, Friday

Jennifer Valent said...

Okay, I see ads for Tim Horton's all the time on Canadian hockey games, but I've never seen one before. What are they? Fast food places?