The more I applied the idea of a glass half full to my life today, the more I realized just how happy the little things make me. It is also the little things that seem to make people I cross paths with every day be happy.
And thus, today's blog is born. This is a light-hearted, carefree, kick off your shoes and smile kind of blog.
So, please join me with your iced coffee (or perhaps summertime lemonade?) outside in the sunshine, while I share a few brief words about "the little things".
These are some of the little things in life that make me smile. When I think of them, I just can't help but grin. Because it is summer, and I really love the summer, today I will tell you summer time small things that are on my "happy list".
- Lightning bugs
-Jumping on the trampoline
-My son's silly, semi-toothless grin
-My daughter's giggle
-My husband's jokes
- The feel of grass under my bare feet
-Blazing hot sun in the afternoon
-Driving with the windows down, radio up, singing at the top of my lungs
-Birthdays and celebrations to go with them (May-August there is one constantly in our family! including me, my husband, and both kids)
- Fresh smoothies
- Star gazing
-Sweaty, morning runs
-wheat harvest and straw baling season
-Walks in the park with the family
-Drive in movie theater
-No school for the kids
- Afternoon thunderstorms
-The smell of rain
-A warm, summer, early morning Rain Run
-The smell of freshly mown grass
-Making a customer smile
-Giving my customers a place to be carefree in an often times stressful environment
-A warm cup of coffee to wake me up at 4 am
These are just a handful of little things I thought of today as I experienced some and remembered some and enjoyed some. It's often times the little things that are overlooked, yet they bring so much joy! I am really a kid at heart. I allow seriousness and sadness in far too often to overcloud these little things that make me grin like a little girl.