Friday, August 5, 2011

focusing on the good.

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I am finding that focusing on the good is helpful to me. It reminds me of the blessings in my reminds me of how fortunate I am...and how good life can be when I choose to see good things.

Focusing on the good reminds me that there is beauty in the world...there are good people...and good experiences. It's a challenge some days....this world is going to hell, literally. And everywhere I turn I see despair...and pain...and ugliness. I can really dwell on that if I let myself.

But instead of dwelling...I'm focusing on the good.
  • Sun tea. Yes, again. I can't help myself.
  • A car load of hilarious and animated teenagers on their way to student council camp...and being in charge of the stereo, "Mom! Bump it!" (I was pretty sure that meant, "Turn it up!" So I did. :)
  • Cooler temps in's been beautiful.
  • Corn on the cob. With butter. And pepper.
  • My mom and dad. They are awesome. And I appreciate them.
  • Talking to a friend on the phone. xo
  • Meeting new people and learning new things in the process.
  • Gray nail polish on my toes.
  • Being understood.
  • A teensy bit of light shining in the darkness. It's a start. 
  • A drive in the country with my husband.
  • New music.
  • Clean sheets.
  • Encouragement.
How about you? What's good in your corner of the world?


Michelle said...

I'm experiencing a little frustration with work colleagues so I need to remember all the blessings I have in my life. I have a great life partner, a great daughter, enough resources and time to have hobbies (even if it feels like I don't have enough time with my journals)


Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

-Access to health care and antibiotics (I see the poeple suffering in Africa right now and I have NO room to complain.)

-good tv, which is surprising, as traditionally summer is TV wasteland.

-going to a baby blessing on the weekend for a friend who is having her first baby (a girl) towards the end of the month.

-My best friend who means so much to me.

-cold pizza for lunch.

-portable air conditioner

-Indy. Always.

Magnolia Handspun said...

I can relate to this post so well. Life is good if you just focus on the small everyday things.
I too have so much to be grateful for.
Bump it Michelle!