Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Things that make me smile

I was out for a walk this afternoon. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the air smelled fresh. It made me think about things that make me happy. I kept walking, but started thinking about other things that make me smile. Here's a few!

Fluffy clouds
Fresh breezes
The way the bare tree branches look against the blue sky
A clean house
comments from my blogging friends
The way clean laundry smells
A baby laughing
Nice smelling candles
My kids having fun
Spending time with family
puppies and kittens
Bob coming home
warm temperatures
the smell of pine trees
coming home from work knowing supper is already cooking
praise time at church
seeing someone else smile
a good song on the radio
taking pictures
losing weight
talking to Andy
knowing my future is in God's hands, not our government's
doing something that makes a difference in one of my residents lives
the smell of fresh cut grass
gentle rainfall
knowing Andy will soon be home
finishing paying the bills

I guess that's enough of a list for now. I have many things to be thankful for and I think it's important to realize how much God has blessed me and how much He has given me to smile about!

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Mike Golch said...

Mari,I hope that you had a great day.

LuAnn said...

I love all those things too - except Bob coming home, that would be Joel for me (HA HA )

Kae said...

There's a reason why you are so blessed.....Kae

Leigh said...

I couldnt agree more!

Ok, girl! I hope you can join me for Thrifty Thursday!

Bonnie said...

That's a great list Mari !!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

So now you just need to put it in a song, kind of like in the Sound of Music! I think it's great that you posted this list! We do need to remember what we are thankful for.

Kim said...

Another evidence of your sunny disposition :-) Glad you had a walk filled with happy thoughts! I'm looking forward to some country walks during our time in Santa Rosa. Lots of photo ops for Project 365 :-) Have a WONDERFUL week!

cindy said...

What a great list, Mari!

Mary said...


This is a fabulous list. All of these things are blessings. I remember when I worked in the nursing home...if I didn't something that made a resident happy, it made my day.

Take care, my friend. I always enjoy visiting with you.

Cherdecor said...

I could see you walking and smiling as you thought! Great list!

Lois Lane II said...

Hmmm...How about coffee, water (ocean, lake, pond, pool, whatever), lazy afternoons...hmm...your list was so good! =)

Brooke said...

i needed a smile today...thanks :)

Cheri said...

One of the biggest things on my smile list would be

Cheri said...

One of the biggest things on my smile list would be

LeslieW. said...

That is a wonderful list! I need to do one of those, I've been kinda grumpy lately.

justabeachkat said...

Great list. If only, we took the time every day to really see all the beauty around us and remember to count our blessings.


Anonymous said...

Your list pretty much would be my list... well except for the Andy part lol.. Not too much longer until he is home!!

Growin' with it! said...

its great to stop and gain a better perspective. and enjoyable to read someone else's! great post!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Puppies and kittens. Hee hee. That made me laugh.

Yay for Andy coming home! I see you're already counting down the days and I don't blame you one little bit.

You know what makes me smile? Sinking into my bed at night, next to my hubby, and knowing my little family is all tucked in and cozy. And eatin' Jello Chocolate Pudding with Bean. And dancing to my favorite music while I make dinner.

A Stone Gatherer said...

That is a great list Mari!

Aspiemom said...

Great list, Mari! Your comments always make ME happy!

Nancy said...

I love the list, sounds just like you!!

Pat said...

what a great list...makes me happy just to read it.
now if I could lose weight..that would be at the top of my list!

Rebekah said...

I can totally relate- except change a few names around in there. ;)

AlaneM said...

Amen sister!!

Raise Them Up said...


Great list!

Lynn said...

I love walks like that where you can just feel God's presence and you take time to remember His many blessings.