Monday, June 21, 2010

Every time someone says "stop", I think "collaborate and listen"

Ok, I have to be honest with you…this weekend was a GREAT weekend and in the little downtime I had I started thinking about some things in my life that I enjoy more than anything in this world. Since my “list” posts seem to be a favorite amongst my loyal readers, I thought I would share these things with you…

Hope you like!

Taking Fridays off, jammie days, when someone saves me a seat, fitting into my favorite pair of jeans that I haven’t been able to wear for a while, when someone holds a door open for me, watching Sports Center highlights immediately after the game, driving around with the sunroof open and the air conditioner blasting, the first text message between new friends, the light bulb moment (I had a major one of these this weekend), Friday nights at 5pm, glances between lovers, the moment on vacation when you forget what day of the week it is, peeling the sticky glue off of the back of your credit card, watching my kids faces when I complete the best card trick ever, napping under a shade tree with someone special, a sleeping baby on your chest, when dreams come true, laughing so hard you start crying, sleep overs under the stars, the smiles I get from my kids when I get home from work, finding money in my pockets, the feeling I have after a really good work out, moving on, awesome girlfriends, the second to last bite of an ice cream cone, singing loudly when I’m alone in the car, when company events are scheduled on company time, when your boss leaves early for the day, a hug when you really need it, when someone plays with my hair, sleeping with one leg outside of the covers and one under the covers, looking at your kids and flashing back to how tiny they were on the day they were born, knowing that I have two sweet boys to come home to every day, getting recognized for doing something I love, the smell of freshly cut grass, the cold side of the pillow, snowfall on Christmas Eve, and getting an actual hand written note in the mail.

Seriously, every time I look at this list I realize how lucky I am and how great my life is. I think I will post this one on my bathroom mirror as a reminder on those tough days.


  1. It's always good to appreciate the little things, because they are usually more plentiful than the big things!
    Just stopped by from SITS to say hi; hope you find time to do the same.

  2. DEFINITELY post this somewhere where you'll see it everyday. You've inspired me to come up with my own list. Although, admittedly, there are a lot of things on your list that are going to make it on mine, too. :)

  3. We would all do well to celebrate the little happy moments in life.

  4. Here's what I think about when I read your you come up with these all in one sitting, or do you assemble the lists when you are so inspired? I love your lists. They usually have a way of making me feel calm, grateful, serene!! Just love 'em!!

  5. Once again, perfection. I love these things too, but realize that I don't take the time to recognize them enough.

  6. Absolutely. I need to do one of these. Just as a reminder. I've prolly said that 47 times. Which means, my natural procrastinative instincts are in top shape.



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