Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ten Things Tuesday

I am shamelessly stealing this idea from Ruth. I've been feeling a bit down in the dumps lately so I need to think on things that bring happiness to me:

1 - Number one on any list like this has to be the joy of my salvation in Jesus Christ. I may not always "feel" the joy but I know He never changes.

2 - Being a grandmother is a big happiness producer. Being Isabella's grandmother might just double that.

3 - Hearing from an old friend out of the blue. It's so nice to be thought of.

4 - Knowing that my son and I can watch superhero movies together, something he doesn't share with his dad - only me.

5 - When my daughter calls me to chat. There was a time when we didn't speak to one another.

6 - Being able to talk with my mom. I am so glad that she is still around. There was a time when we didn't speak either.

7 - Crisp, autumn days are a delight to me. You can keep the tropics; give me the Atlantic northeast in autumn! I even like the word "autumn."

8 - Dark chocolate can bring me some happiness. Finding out it is healthy for me near to brought a tear to my eye!

9 - That Himself and I are healthy enough to work out and maintain a pretty healthy lifestyle. It will be interesting to live alone together if The Boy ever moves out. We have never lived alone as a couple.

10 - I am happy that we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies and clothing on our backs.

There is more but I will stop here. There is a lot I can be happy about. It is my choice whether or not I take advantage of it. Sometimes I don't. Shame on me. I have so much to be thankful for.


  1. I do this often, many times focusing on the tiny things I am lucky to get pleasure from. Sometimes, when I'm fighting with my husband, instead of dwelling on the reasons, I make a list of ten things I love about him. Each time I'm able to come up with ten different things.

  2. We have a song we sing at church called 'Count your many blessings' and there is a line that goes 'count your many blessings name them one by one'. I love this song and when you stop and make a list it really is amazing how much we are given, even in the midst of trials there is so much to be thankful for.

  3. it's always good to focus on the good things in our life and send our gratitude out into the world:)

  4. Lovely list :) It's nice to sit and remember all the things that make us happy :) How did the walk go on Sunday?

  5. This is a great idea. Listing ten things to be grateful for probably makes life seem a little brighter. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I should make myself a list! Yes, I've been very busy this month, with out-of-town guests, two family members graduating from college, end-of-year events in all our organizations, keeping up with the farm as everything grows quickly, and work. B-u-s-y! I've been a little down in the dumps too, probably from not having very much "down time," but I'm hoping that will change in the next week or so.

    Anyway, sweet list. Love autumn and chocolate too.

  7. Hi Gail,

    Sorry I missed this post, last week was hectic. I love your number one comment. I of course relate to number 2 and I want to thank you for your supporting comments to me and your prayers.

    Hugs across the pond - Nita