Friday, February 20, 2009

Grace in Small Things

Cruising by Jimaie.marie

and noticed her call to participate in the Grace In Small Things challenge. Schmutzie says:
Every day for 365 days, I will post a list of five things that have graced my life, either on that day or at any time in my life. Feel free to join me.

I love the fact that Schmutzie or Scmutz (who has amazing headers, go check em out!) as I am calling her in my head verbalized some of the things that I automatically thought about doing this:
I don't want to be a Pollyanna
I don't want to not be sarcastic
but I also want to battle my natural tendency towards bitterness.

My mom has always made me counteract my negative comments with something positive. So after my Words I Hate post, here are 5 things that I feel have graced my life recently.

1.) Looking forward to a fun weekend, hanging out with 2 girls that remind me of my family (which I will post about later).
2.) People understanding my work situation a little bit more. Makes me feel less like a whiner or crazy.
3.) Looking at my husband and thinking, "My God, he is so stinking cute....and he's MINE!"
4.) Learning and sharing more with friends. Why does it feel so good to bond with someone? I just love it.
5.) Sharing my meatloaf with a new person and converting them to the best meatloaf recipe IN. THE. WORLD.

writing these things down, really does capture my mood and what is going on with me. I may have to keep up with this.


*jimaie.marie* said...

LMAO! I LOVE what you pointed out on my blog about seeing the fish & then going to eat just seemed like the natural thing to do! :D no actually the truth is i hadn't given much thot but now that you pointed it out, i love it. haha!

ok i'm so glad that you started doing this too, it's such a great way to attempt to keep the negative away & these days it's seeming a lot easier to fall prey to it. Lets blame it on the economy shall we?

Oh! and duh, now i'm dying for the meatloaf recipe!

Thanks so much for the linkage!! you rawk. :D

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

Yes, please share your meatloaf recipe!

Leigh (Modern Mommy) said...

LOL, found you through Jenny (you know, she's classy) and love it! I understand what you mean, I wear my sarcasm as a badge, but but still don't want to be too negative. I haven't found the balance yet. ;)

P.S. I don't like meatloaf. My husband ADORES it. Can you convert me?

Wendi said...

I love that you still find your man so stinkin cute...adorable.

You know you can't tell us you have the best meatloaf recipe in the world and not share it.
That wouldn't be very "classy";)

The Mrs. said...

what a great idea... and mmmm meatloaf. those are the two things i took from this post.

and by the way is there some kick ass button i should put on my blog since im winning the scaring alex out of kids race? and really i got some dozzies that would put the fear of GOD in you. : ) like projectile vomit INTO YOUR mouth. mmmm

Krystyn said...

I love the combination of #3..he's all mine, with #4..share more!

Great list!