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five (really) good things...right now

reflection at mickeys house

self-portrait at mickey's house, january 08

(i stopped by geek inc and felt inspired to share five reasons why i am smiling in this moment...right now...)

1. hearing joy in my brother's voice as we talked from one end of this coast to the other today (and more importantly, hearing him feel proud of himself)
2. hearing happiness in my mother's voice as we talked across the many miles
3. hearing my dad's voice after his surgery today...knowing he is okay even though he is so far away
4. hearing my friend's voice when i left her a voicemail...i knew she wouldn't be home, but it always feels a bit like talking to her after i hear her voice and then proceed to go on and on because i want to share something very specific
5. hearing my own laughter...oh it feels good to fill the house with laughter

i would love to hear your five good things today...
share them, won't you?

Reader Comments (18)

today has been grey and miserable here and while i hate to admit it, it got the better of me.
i'm SO thankful for this beautiful reminder to get me back on track...

5 really good things...right now::

1. you. you. you. and all your loveliness. your beautiful smile, your amazing talent, your sweet words, your gentle and timely reminders to be present, be here.
2. a mug of peppermint tea.
3. tulips in a vase...in bloom...right in front of me.
4. a quiet house...with two sleeping angels.
5. curled up on the couch...in my comfies...visiting lovelies in blogland.

have a wonderful evening, my friend.
love and hugs. xo

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten Michelle

: ) okay, here goes...
1. my nose and sinuses are draining finally... thank you to Rosa who steered me in the direction of what would work.
2. I found the perfect book to support the art project for my kindergarten class tomorrow
3. I have been promised that the weather will get warmer tomorrow.
4. Super Tuesday is over
5 Blackberry tea with a packet of Emergenc-C and a teaspoon of honey.

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara

1. the sun has been shining here for 3 whole days, and that just changes everything.
2. the yarn came today and so I can start the ladybug sweater for my niece's first birthday
3. I left work today before it was dark
4. a cup of yogi chai redbush tea after lunch
5. a movie and knitting awaiting me tonight

I think sometimes it is such the little things that make a happy day, almost more than the very big things...

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

1. After 11 hours of phone calls, finding my dad and step mom who were evacuated from their house last night due to a tornado. Knowing they are safe and together and in a motel with heat and electricity.

With a 1. like that, I don't need a 2. 3. 4. 5.

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI AM

I AM: That is a very, very good thing.
blessings to you and your family

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterliz elayne

what i love most about you is that you just are where you are...if you feel great...you say it...when you feel sad...you say it...you embrace every day with 'gentleness' (perfect word!)...and such love!!!

5 really good things at this very moment!

1. my sweet husband sleeping upstairs...he still looks like a little boy...
2. the birds singing outside...eventhough it is still dark....spring is in the air!
3. to know that friends are here and I'm important to them
4. health....i'm healthy...and everybody I know are health....and that is a blessing...
5. knowing next week Friday I'm in the sun in Cape Town!!! Visiting my family and friends....the sea...the SUN!!!!! heat!!!! (makes such a difference!)
6. bulbs starting to come up everywhere...(had to add as I admire them every day!)

Have a beautiful sunny day Liz xx

February 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterpERiWinKle

~ waking up feeling good and happy in my body
~ my new soft yoga trousers
~ the daffodils I'll pick on my way home today
~ having exciting projects to dream about
~ morning porridge

:) x

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaroline : my pocket

since you [always] ask so nicely, http://www.verdandi.co.nz/blog/2008/02/07/fiveReallyGreatThings.aspx" REL="nofollow">my list is here...

loving that mirror!

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchocolate covered musings

i just posted mine....

some news hopefully coming soon - i will share if i get
a yes.

seeing "g" wearing his varsity jacket, and his contast "kip"
impressions that are straight on!
[Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online
with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training
to be a cage fighter.]

nahcotta opening this weekend! if you go to the opening,
email me all the details and i will drool.

phone calls about my artwork, new design job possiblities

taxes being done this weekend.

....do you have a micki mouse door and mirror? or is that from your trip? i just noticed that detail.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

The placement of those mirrors struck me, too. I guess I think of you and Mickey Mouse images aren't far behind, seeing as how you love your Disney. Glad to hear that you've connected with loved ones.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersulu-design

5 good things today:
a bowl of bombay mix on my table; the hope I felt for your country hearing that "Yes We Can" song/speech; daffodils sprouting; all the wonderful bloggers to be found on One World, One Heart; Sue Monk Kidd's spiritual memoir, "Dance of the Dissident Daughter.

thank you for reminding me to look for the good, the really good there is to be found in every day.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreenishLady

1. I had the most amazing Reiki session last night. An hour that made me absolutely astounded by the level of healing we can offer each other.
2. After a deluge of rain and storminess last night, the sun is shining this morning bringing hope and big smiles.
3. Someone has offered to let me stay at their house so that I can take some classes this weekend. The Universe's huge answer to my prayer.
4. Grapefruits, ready to eat, sitting on my desk
5. the overwhelming love of the Universe, available at every moment.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

1. i had some roasted red pepper hummus at lunch that was to die for..i think i could have eaten the whole tub...
2. making my own almond butter & cashew butter
3. knowing my taxes are completed for another year...and that my refund should be on it's way in a few days
4. planning a date with the b-dog tomorrow night
5. the fact that today is thursday which means tomorrow is friday which means the weekend is right around the corner and i really need a weekend...even though it feels like we just had one...but it wasn't long enough...

hearting your list, as always...
is hearting a word?

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

Thanks for stopping by my place today, for you kind words. It made me smile, hearing from an old friend! This would be number one on my list of five good things for today.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpepektheassassin

five really good things :)

*still enjoying the blueberry green tea
*purple post-it notes
*having some hair left after learning flash for my photo website
*conversations with my mom
*plans for a new puppy in the works

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaisies

It's been a miserable few weeks so thanks for making me try to be positive.

1. Eating freshly made dumplings to kick off the Chinese New Year.
2. Wearing a cozy new sweater I bought for myself - I love its wrap tie and its hood.
3. Finishing my grading - I hate it when it piles up.
4. Not getting a flat tire and successfully navigating the many potholes on the road this morning.
5. Rubbing our dog Akira's belly and looking into his brown eyes - pets always make everything feel better.

February 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersupafly

GREAT list! I love how they're all about hearing someone you love. Beautiful.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrankie

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