Archive for the ‘Little Things’ Category

233. Windows Rolled Down

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

There’s something wonderful about driving fast with the windows down. It’s a sunny day, but cool. Not much traffic. Driving past trees and flowers. Bright blue skies. Music playing. It feels good to be alive!

227. A New Dress

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

I wore a new dress today. And it was pretty, and super comfortable, and it makes me happy to wear it.

One of life’s little blessings!

214. My Blogs

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

It’s been months since I posted on this blog, but a couple days ago I posted the quote above on Sonderquotes, and I decided I want to bring back this practice of trying to think of one thing to be thankful for each day.

For awhile, I was trying to do other gratitude practices. But I like the way this one makes it obvious if I’ve done it or not. The others that were less formal were often getting skipped.

So today I’ll be thankful for blogs. I’ve got my book review blog, Sonderquotes (which now includes quote excerpts displayed on a photo – I love this!), Sonderjourneys (where I posted my life story and also post devotional thoughts), and Sonderblessings. This one is more personal – I’m not really doing it for other people, but for me to make a practice of ending the day by thinking of something I’m grateful for.

And today I am reminded that I love living in a time where I can post my writing for the world to read.

201. Holding Babies

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

I got to work in the Babies’ classroom this morning at church. There were three workers and three babies, so each of us got to play with and hold one baby. The one I was playing with was actively playing about half the service. Then he got a little fussy. I held him in the rocking chair and showed him some board books that had things to touch and feel.

He didn’t go to sleep, but he did lean back and relax. And when a baby relaxes, he is completely relaxed!

And it was such lovely therapy for me!

Lorna Byrne says that babies are born exuding pure love. I could feel it in those sweet babies today.

186. Just a Lovely Day

Friday, August 25th, 2017

The weather was beautiful today! Lovely cool breezes blowing and a blue sky with white puffy clouds. Glimpses of the great blue heron when I went for a walk. Bird song when I sat out on my balcony. Just so nice.

177. Posting Reviews Again

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

I finished Project 52, which I loved doing – and now I’m getting reviews posted again. That feels good!

175. Air Conditioning

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

I took a walk this morning. And that was enough to make me oh, so thankful for air conditioning! What a marvellous invention! If there’s ever a catastrophic event that wipes out all technology, my first priority will have to be moving to a place that is cooler in the summertime!

172. A Call from My Son

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

My son called me today from the other side of the country. So nice to hear his voice!

153. Witnessing an International Moment

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Today, at the Family Math Games program I hosted at the library, some two-year-olds were present, and started playing together with some plastic cars while their mothers watched. I heard the moms introduce themselves to each other. One mother was from Morocco and the other from Korea. I loved that they got to meet at the library.

139. The Smell of Christmas Trees

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

This year, I decided not to get a Christmas tree. I don’t quite feel like going to all the trouble of setting one up for just me and few presents. But I did buy a fresh wreath. And it has that wonderful smell — which I love most about Christmas trees anyway.