Saturday, June 26, 2010

Open to the Good

Over on my other blog last week,  I posted about trivial irritations.  (Click here to read the post.)  Once I started focusing on the things that irritated me it was difficult to stop. I was wallowing in irritation.

Then I remembered the quote posted over there on the right:
"What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life." – Oprah
It’s time to make another list of all of the things that make me happy. In no particular order…
  • My grandchildren
  • The smell of fresh cut grass
  • The wop wop wop brrrrrrrr of rainbird sprinklers
  • Quail in the back yard
  • Summer
  • Swimming pools
  • Freshly pedicured toenails in pink
  • New followers on my blogs
  • Comments on my blog posts
  • Scoring a Bag of Crap on Woot!
  • Sees Candy, especially butterscotch squares
  • Heated leather seats
  • Rain hitting the window when I’m in bed
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hearing from old friends
  • Dexter…yeah, it’s dark, but it’s soooo good!
  • Road trips with a good audio book
  • Road trips with rock and roll
  • Road trips with Broadway musicals
  • Live music
  • A pension that is above US median income…I get paid to not work!!!
  • New cute shoes
  • Lunch out with friends
  • Never using an alarm clock
  • My hot tub
  • A good book
  • Huge white puffy clouds on a bright blue sky
  • A full moon
  • Diet coke
  • Tulips
  • The smell of babies
  • Warm breezes…not wind, gentle warm air washing over me
  • A good haircut
  • A healthy family
  • Finding just the right word when I’m writing
  • Good dance music
  • A comfortable chair
  • Down pillows and a down comforter
  • A reliable car
  • Good credit
  • Compliments
  • Tivo
  • Watching the ocean
  • A fire in the fireplace
  • My dishwasher…how did I ever live without one in the olden days?
  • Slurpees

Throughout the day I expect that I will think of other things that I should have listed.  I had to fight the demons a few times while writing the list…a few irritations popped into my head.   I drove them out with gratitude.  I know the more I focus on what is good in my life, the more I am open to receive it.


Jules said...

I would have to add:
A beautiful sunrise r sunset.

Nice list, the pension sounds really good to me, wish I had one.

septembermom said...

I enjoyed reading your list. I like how you added watching the ocean. That is a peaceful and beautiful activity. I may follow your lead and do a similar post soon.

Uncle Skip, said...

A clean windshield

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