As I was thinking about what I needed to do in the coming week, I decided that it would be my best bet to make a list of both things that I had to “worry” about and then a list of all the good things. I planned to call this a “weekly planning list”. I would start with the worry list first. I thought that this would be the way to go because it would be the longest but easiest....after all I did visit the oncologist and the results were not good.... So I started to write but nothing would come. So I decided to . . . .
And to make the list of what went right because when I look into the mirror I do want to see the good. . . . not the bad!
SO I started on my “happy” list. And I wrote it down!!!! All without recognizing just how great my week has been.
Laughing so hard your face hurts.
A hot shower.
No lines at the supermarket.
A special glance.
Taking a drive on a country road.
Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
A bubble bath.
A good conversation.
Running through sprinklers.
Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
Having someone tell you that you're beautiful/good looking.
Laughing at an inside joke.
Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
Playing with a new kitten.
Having someone play with your hair.
Road trips with friends.
Swinging on swings.
Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
Making chocolate chip cookies (for others...!).
Sending your friends heartfelt wishes.
Having your friends send their heartfelt wishes.
Holding hands with someone you care about.
Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
Watching the expression on someone's face as they receive a much-needed word from you.
Watching the sunrise.
Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
Knowing that somebody misses you.
Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.
OH my! How little did I realize!