Monday, September 13, 2010


Somedays...even if the sun isn't shining, even if I am late to work, even if I am not crossing things off of my to-do list...Somedays, I just can't help but smile.

Today I am smiling about new friends I have made, and old friends that remind me they are always there. I am smiling because husband came home from a weekend of mountain biking and this time didn't have any new bruises. And I am smiling for no real reason at all.

Sometimes it's easier to focus on how much better things could be, but I would rather remind myself that things could always be worse and to keep my chin up and forge on.

I can't believe that this summer is already coming to an end, I feel like it's just begun. I remember my mom used to tell me, "It just keeps going faster and faster the older you get." I used to try to rush through everything always looking forward to the next item on the agenda. Now instead I embrace the moments as I am in them. Before we know it they become memories and I don't want to wish I had've enjoyed something more.

So today I am smiling, and I wanted to write about it to remind myself down the road to do it.

"I'm not a perfect girl. My hair doesn't always stay in place and I spill things a lot. I'm pretty clumsy and sometimes I have a broken heart. My friends and I sometimes fight and some days nothing goes right. But when I think about it and take a step back I remember how amazing life truly is and that maybe, just maybe, I like being unperfect."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's the little things...

I've come to realize that it truly is the little things in life that make me happy. But at the same time, it is little things that can set me off, like the girl who cut me off last night on my drive home, just to put her car in reverse and try again (without success) to parallel park her car. I almost got rear ended and yelled some very not nice obsenities before driving off. I used to stew over these things for longer than I should have and it would have ruined my whole day. Now, instead I yell and it's over, and I think myself silly for even getting so upset to begin with. At least I got it out though.

So now I try to focus on those little things I mentioned before that make me happy. I get teased from time to time for being so easily excitable, but I figure the hecklers should get more excited for things too.

Here is a list of just a few of my favorite things to reflect upon when I may not be having a good day, or just maybe to share with you.

~ Getting a package - I don't even care if it is office supplies, it makes me happy!
~ Driving without shoes on - Husband says this may not be legal, but it makes my piggy's smile
~ Hugs - if you know me, this is not a surprise
~ Waking up refreshed and not in a rush to do anything ~ I love the weekend mornings when we wake up and just lie in bed talking, Sierra & Lily jump on the bed to lay with us and everything in the world seems right
~ Calling someone I really want to talk to and having them answer the phone - we are all so busy these days but taking the moments to chat with the ones we love always warms my heart
~ Seeing Husband's face when he gets home from work - he always seems genuinely excited to see me
~ Talking to my sister on the phone - not that I don't love talking to everyone else, but I truly love talking to her. She is an amazing, inspiring sister, mother and friend. She always makes me feel good, even if we aren't talking about anything important
~ The sounds of my niece and nephews laughter - no description necessary
~ Walking barefoot through the grass
~ Laying in Husband's arms - they mend, they comfort, they reassure, they make me warm, they make everything okay
~ Snuggling with Sierra - it is no suprise that my dog loves to snuggle too, but I still love it
~ Just seeing my family & friends - I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life and I love spending time with them and miss them when I am not with them

I could go on and on, but just thinking about those things has filled me with happiness and smiles.

Hope you are having a great day!