Happy mid-week, y’all! It’s mid-week of a holiday week, so I’m sure some of us are thrown off as to what day it actually is today. Since Monday was a holiday, then Tuesday kind of became like Monday and now it’s already Wednesday, but it seems like a week until Friday. Whaaaaaat?! LOL! Surely, it’s not just me, right? About the time I get my weeks all straightened out, we’ll have a week long break in February and I’ll be asking what day it is again. Zero complaints, bring on the winter break — just keep the cold somewhere else.
Today is “What are you…” Wednesday on the blog, as you may know from the past few weeks. I’ve gotten some great feedback from y’all and I hope to see that continue. My hope in restarting the blog was to have a place of community and conversation, so thank you for participating and encouraging.
What Are You Happy About?
I just bought a cute sign for our family room that says “Not every day is a good day, but there is something good in every day.” As as family, this is something we’ve always tried to be mindful about and to teach our girls. We have gotten out of the habit now, and we need to get back into it ASAP, but we used to all go around the table before the blessing at dinner and each say something we are thankful for each day. We would remind our girls that even if we happened to have a bad day, it’s always good to find something to be thankful for every day. In other words, we should be mindful of our blessings no matter what the circumstances. I think this is a good philosophy to have, honestly. Tough times and bad days are going to come, but there is always something that we can say say THANKS for and always something that brings even a bit of happiness into our lives.
I want to hear from YOU about what you have to be happy about these days. I’m going to challenge each of us to come up with a list of ten things – small, big, and everything in between. Here’s my list in random order:
- I am happy that we are able to send both girls to summer camps that they love! Macey’s sleep-away camp is truly TRULY her happy place and she counts down the days all year until she gets to spend a week at camp. We got her registration processed over the weekend, so she’s thrilled about that! Mariana will do two weeks of day camp at her dance school and that makes her incredibly happy as well. (Bonus happy – this week if we purchase one week of dance camp, the second is free. WOOT!!)
- I am happy that the Atlanta Falcons are playing for the NFC Championship this weekend! I’m a long time Falcons fan and I’m loving how well they’ve done this season. I would love to go do the game this weekend, but with it being the very last Falcons game in the Georgia Dome, tickets are outrageous. So, I’ll watch from the comfort of home, I’m sure, and cheer on our Birds to send the Packers packing.
- I am happy that tomorrow is hair cut and color day. Let’s just say that Christmas is done and I don’t need to be walking around with “tinsel” highlights in my hair much longer. LOL! Plus, cut and color day just rocks!
- I am happy that we’ve had springlike weather here lately. Georgia is so fickle, weather-wise, and we went from an ice storm to 70 degrees for the high in less than a week’s time recently. But, you’ll not catch a complaint out of me because I like it warm. Granted, I know not to get used to it because frigid February is coming, so I’ll just enjoy the warmth while it lasts.
- I am happy that Mickey got a new devotion for us to do in the evenings. We are reading through the One Minute Love Language Devotional before my bedtime and I really enjoy that time. Besides the fact that a one minute devotion is just my speed right at bedtime, I just love that Mickey picked that out and it opens good conversation for us.
- I am happy that I’ve gotten some deep cleaning done at home recently AND have done a bit of redecorating in our family room. Decorating is not my forte at all, but I like it when I can actually get things to come together like I want them to. Just a few changes have made our family room look like a whole new room and I just love how it’s coming together.
- I am happy that our annual beach trip with our friends is booked already! The four girls have already started planning which makes my heart so happy. Terri and I have been friends most of our lives and it just really thrills me to no end that our daughters are on the same path to being lifelong friends.
- I am happy that we got our new kitten in late December. Jovie is a great addition to our family. She’s very much in the kitten phase and she’s either into mischief or sound asleep. It’s not unusual to find her swinging from curtains, tackling Roscoe or Dasher for a wrestling match, or trying to sneak onto the table to get our food. (Spray bottles are everywhere in our house and she’s getting better about her table manners. LOL) But,it’s also not unusual to find her curled up in one of our laps or in our beds. She purrs so loudly when she’s got our attention. And when she’s really and truly asleep, you can move her any way you want and she’ll keep sleeping. She really is a sweetheart and even Dasher has come around to thinking she’s kind of okay.
- I am happy that Mickey and Macey start soccer again soon. Mickey loves coaching and Macey loves playing on this team. It’s just a great combination, honestly. Most of the teammates from the fall season are returning, so it should be another great season. I’m eager to be back cheering on the sidelines too.
- I am happy that I’ve been able to start blogging again AND that I’m sticking with it. I’m also happy that I have support and encouragement along the way. THANK YOU!
There are more, but I’ll stop with 10 for now. What about you? What are some of your happies? Will you share some here? Again, I do encourage everyone who reads this to list at least ten things you have to be happy about these days. You don’t have to share them here if you don’t want to, but why not write them down somewhere as a reminder? I would love to see some shared here too. I know not all days are the best days, but I think life is a whole lot sweeter when we take the time to be thankful as we go along.