It’s important to remember the things that are good in life. It reminds me how blessed I really am and also helps to ease the sting of the bad. I’m incredibly lucky, there’s more good than bad (Knockonwood!) and I want to document how thankful I am for it.
I don’t wish to jinx it, but I think my mood is leveling off a little. It seems an initial adjustment can be needed when starting thyroid meds. (Also not to jinx it, it’s helping my my energy levels and weight coming down with less of a fight.)
I’m teasing out what I want for this year, but first up I have to decide if and what I’m giving up for Lent. (Previous years have included peanut butter, meat, doing nothing, and something else I’m not recalling right now.) Are you giving up something for Lent? It starts Wednesday.
Instead of sadness in giving up something, how about we think about last week’s good things?
- Friends who check in on you when you’re off grid
- The M.J. Rose book I’m reading – The Witch of Painted Sorrows
- Dancing with Frank to the Lumineers in the kitchen while dinner cooks
- Watching Zombie House Flipping and interacting with the cast on Twitter.
- Sammiches on Against the Grain pita shells and Udi’s hot dog rolls (for “subs”)
- People to believe in and encourage you when you’re not sure if you’re good enough for something.
- Pretty stamps to send snail mail with
- Understanding swim parents when you need a day off because of germs (who are understanding because they don’t want your germs given to their kids)
- QVC easy pay options!
- An IT person who knows what tech I’m looking at and can honestly tell me if it’s for me or not.
- In case you didn’t know how to make delicious rainbow punch of yester-year…
- Horizontal History was a really interesting read. Somewhere in my head I knew some of it, some of it was new, but the visual representations of history timelines in a bar graph perspective was neat. Also, did you know Mozart wrote Requiem the same year our US forefathers were penning the Bill of Rights? (It’s a long read, but check it out.)
- An application of bureaucracy for good. Retired offer Hickey gets to have his partner K-9 for $1.
- A whole website about GOOD news.
- I’ve always hated the BMI and felt it wasn’t representative. Finally others are catching on.
This one is particularly meaningful knowing them as I do… Pete, you’ve nailed another one. (Go for a Ride is also a favorite of mine.)
How have you been? What made you smile? Tell me about one of your successes? Read anything good this week?