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The little things

The little things… day 30


Those who wish to sing always find a song.  ~Proverb

I’m grateful for…
Songs that uplift me and remind me it is a wonderful world, regardless of all the things beyond your control.

I’m letting go of…
Listening to sad and depressing songs… I am so over that.  It helped when I was in high school, when I needed to cry until I ran out of snot!  I need to find more inspiring and positive songs to listen to.

I’d like to end this series with a song, instead of a picture.  My favorite songs in my favorite version.  What should have taken a month, took four months to finish this series.  Life happened is the best way I can describe it.  I know I promised a few weeks ago that I would do better and get back to daily blogging, but that didn’t happen.  Starting tomorrow, I will try again.

I hope you enjoyed the series of gratitude, being thankful for the little things that we take for granted everyday.  Before I jump on to the next series, i will post a few recipes and some photos – then off to the next series… acts of kindness.

Thank you for staying tuned… I love you guys!  Till my next posting, have a wonderful day and I hope you enjoy this song that I dedicate to you!


The little things… day 29


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  ~Albert Camus

I’m grateful for…
The beauty of this season, the clear blue skies, crisp cold air and colorful landscapes.    

I’m letting go of…
Dreading the next season  because I know there is beauty to be found in winter.

Whenever fall arrives, it always makes me think of the seasons in my own life.  Just like the leaves, I want to grow old beautifully, colorful and vibrant!

The little things… day 28


A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.  ~Alexander Pope, in Swift, Miscellanies

I’m grateful for…
Quiet Sunday mornings when the dogs and the kid are still asleep and I get to play scrabble with hubby… all the made up words he thinks he’s getting away with… learning how to spell better… finding out I’ve been using certain words in the wrong context.   

I’m letting go of…
Using the excuse that English is my second language… excessive use of my phone to play word games –  I would much rather see hubby’s expression when I get 75 points on scrabble using 2 tiles.   

Scrabble is our favorite word game.  We also love Bananagrams and Boggle.  Sometimes, it takes us four hours to play just one game, yes we use the dictionary and take our time.  Do you like word games too?