Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ten Good Things

I've been working little posts in my head. Simple little posts that let me get done quickly, share a moment in our time, and be done. But so many of them run into frustration and downfalls, and that's now where I want my focus to be. I want to write about the beauty of where we are here and now. I sit down this afternoon to do just that, and first read SouleMama's most recent post all good ~ simply ten. Perfection. Just the inspiration I needed to sit down and finally make my way back into posting. Thank you, Amanda. So today I'm sharing Simply Ten Good Things in our perfectly crazy here and now.

My simply ten:

   growing a little acrobat again
   one sleeping soundly and three playing happily together
   monarchs and caterpillars to care for and release
   rained-on playdoh paint on my door
   the feel of wool on my needles again
   singing Happy Birthday in a barn
   said barn beginning to look like a house   
   finally autumn sun
   four children sheltering under pines
   an 8-yr-old princess finding a furry new friend

And that is exactly what I needed today. A quick focus on the beauty and blessings that I am surrounded by.


  1. Beautiful!! "Ten Good Things" is very much like a habit I was encouraged to develop a few years ago. Every night before retiring, write 10 things you are thankful for that you've never written before -- 10 new blessings from the day. It is amazing that it can be done -- that there are always at least 10 new blessings that come our way each and every day. Love, GiGi

  2. Oh, what a wonderful idea, dear GiGi! I am on my way right now to hunt out a tablet to sit beside the bed just for this new ritual.