Thursday, May 07, 2009

Things that make me smile

It's become crucially important to notice things that make me smile. Perhaps it's important all the time, but now when I'm feeling so stretched, it's a must, not just a nicety. So here are a few things that brought a smile to my face in the past 24 hours:
  • Saw a minivan that said "Dad's the boss, right mom?".
  • I got my "Wag more, bark less!" sticker from Agatha and Louise. (My sister Michelle has one on her car, and I'm following suit.)
  • Tim told me about My Living Desktop and I downloaded it this morning. Right now I'm listening to crickets chirping with an occasional horse trotting by and a beautiful pasture scene in the background. And you can set the desktop to provide built in serenity breaks -- great for those who need to be on the computer for hours at a time.
  • I had a podiatrist come by and take care of my parents' feet yesterday. The doctor was kind and gentle and I could not have asked for anyone better. It is a huge relief to know that neither of them (both of whom are diabetic) have any feet issues.
  • Still batting 1000 with my new morning routine. Today I ran/walked 1 mile and threw in 30 incline pushups and 300 lunge walks. The air was moist and it was crisp and lovely. Spent most of the time in prayer, and then listened to the latest Vegan Freak podcast. Anyway, what made me smile was how foggy and mysterious things looked as the sun came up.
About to tackle the piles on my desk. This will not be smile producing in the process of working through all the stuff, but I'm sure I'll be smiling when my desk is clear once again. :)

7 comments:

Chrissy said...

love your morning routine. being active first thing always makes the rest of my day so much better.

KatieFeldmom said...

Hey my almost-6-year-old has that sticker. He got it from my father-in-law and has it above his bed.

LOL at the minivan's sticker. That's funny.

Diana said...

I love the thought of birds chirping while I'm on the computer, however, that will make me stay on it longer than I already do and that's way too much! Everyone's blogs are just way to funny, inspiring, interesting and the such I can't quit my addiction!

Anne said...

I smile every time I see the "Wage More, Bark Less bumper stickers too.

Irene said...

When the piles of paper are done, then it will produce smile!

Have a great weekend, my friend, and just in case I'm not on line this weekend,

Happy Mother's Day!

Brit-Man said...

Good to read.

Take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt

Jennifer said...

I guess that sticker hasn't made it to the southeast yet, but I LOVE it. LOVE it! Gotta get that and a cap too. :) Strong work with the things that make you smile. I have a little pessimist friend who I make give me a list of 5 good things that happen to her everyday. Only then can she start complaining to me about something. Ithink it's helped her change her perspective a little anyway.