Friday, March 23, 2012

Good Things

As I focus on hope this year, I find that it helps me to stop and think about the good things: the stuff I'm thankful for, the moments of blessing, the light things in the midst of darkness.

Good things I'm thinking about today:
- Lazy mornings, with blueberry crumble bread and cream cheese breakfasts.

- Honeybees.

- Pads of blank paper, and new a package of pens.

- I have been working on the auction for Band Back Together, and Katarina wanted to help. She made a poster, using the rainbowiest of crayons and the puffiest of letters.
band back together auction poster
"Band Back Together the Auction
Starts on the 26th of March"
- Rainy afternoons.

- Spending time with a friend.

-  A blog post from Girl's Gone Child that rocked my face off this week.
"Because contrary to years of personal belief, feminism isn't about man-hate but woman-love. It isn't about demanding a front row seat but a fair and just place in line. Because when we stand up to those who push us down, we stand up for so much more than ourselves."

- Long, chatty emails that talk about everything and nothing.

- Movie nights.

- Hot tea with honey...and a smile.
orange mug with smiley face

-
 Giraffes.

- The word miscellaneous. 

- Flickering candles.

What good things are you thinking about today?

12 comments:

  1. Giraffes are awesome. I'm going to bed to ponder giraffes.

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    1. I hope you had sweet giraffe-y dreams.

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  2. Absolutely, simple things provide great happiness. I like a few rainy days.

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    1. We were supposed to have a rainy day today, but so far it hasn't happened.

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  3. thank you for this. #thisiswhyiloveyou. also, giraffes rule!

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  4. Your daughter is amazeballs! And giraffes are awesomesauce, especially tiny ones:)

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    1. Gotta love the tiny giraffes!

      When Katarina was really little, we went to the zoo, and she got to feed giraffes (they are so sweet and SOFT!) and I have the best picture of her dad holding her as the giraffe eats out of their hands.

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  5. I love your list. Flickering candles are amazing -- they can transform an ordinary room into something mysterious, peaceful, spooky -- whatever you want it to be.

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    1. So true! They are totally versatile.

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  6. I'm rejoicing in the complete freedom to just relax and be me! Don't have to go anywhere or do anything. It's awesome!

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    1. SO awesome! I'm super excited for this new chapter in your life, and so proud of you for taking that scary step and quitting the job.

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