some good things in the middle of some not so great days

Long story, but life has been a little nutty around here.

So, in an effort to make myself feel better, I’ve spent the day thinking about things that would qualify as “good things”, little things, that are happy-making.

This is sort of my cross between Martha Stewart or Oprah’s columns and that song:

When among life’s troubles you are tempest-tossed
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost,
Count your blessings, name them one by one
Count your many blessings see what God has done.

(However, I worry that these particular little blessings may not be religious or theological enough. Whatever…seriously, it’s been a weird day.)

And here we go: some good things in the midst of a very odd, discombobulating week…

(1) I found this perfume that smells like lilacs and dandilions. How awesome is that? It’s maybe just a hair cloying, but it smells like springtime outside.

(2) We’re doing a craft with jello tomorrow night for our lent thing with kids. Downside: I have a lot of jello molds to make tonight. Upside: edible, wiggly craft.

(3) I think spring is starting. I like how it smells. I’m looking forward to it smelling a little more like # 1.

(4) The short sized-drink at Starbucks. Seriously, it takes away about ten cents of the guilt. And it’s cute.

(5) Seed catalogues.

(6) I have good colleagues.

(7) I would challenge anyone who works at a church to say that their administrative staff is better than mine.

(8) A kid from my youth group called just to get some information about a date, and I hadn’t talked to her in a while, and it was just really nice to remember that I LIKE my youth groupers.

(9) Erik tucked in a tag that was hanging out of my shirt last night, which reminded me that one of the first times he ever touched me, a few weeks before we started dating a long long time ago, was to reach over and tuck in a tag while we were sitting in a lecture together in college.

(10) I will squeeze in a little vacation time this weekend.

One Response to “some good things in the middle of some not so great days”

  1. sko3 Says:

    the old tuck in the tag trick. you know that’s how all the boys get their wives!!!

    I hope things get better for you.