Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Its the little things...

I feel like I have been a little moody lately. I asked Jay about this a couple of days ago and his response was "I don't know, I think you've always been the same"... um, thanks?! I cant blame him, maybe its something internal that I need to work on. Maybe its the feeling of restlessness or anxiety. Thanks for the references WebMD! Anyways, so I picked up What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey. I thought maybe I can get some insight about someone who I feel like is mostly at peace with herself... and so far so good. I think the main thing I grasped today was being GRATEFUL! I have been thinking about keeping a gratitude journal for a while.. I might just start today.

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey

  • Ice cold water on a sticky hot day!
  • One hour phone calls just laughing about things
  • Someone to talk to about random things in life
  • Pleasant Bank tellers
  • Skype calls with friends
  • Getting a Good Morning / Good Night - Sweet dreams text
  • Fireworks - I feel like it just brings everything together. We watched a show over the weekend with a fireworks show at the end and just looking it brightening up the dark sky just makes me sigh in awe. I could watch fireworks all night!
  • The weather - We are currently having a heat wave and it just makes me appreciate more of the freezing winter nights. Summer nights are the best when you do not even need to bring a light sweater out.
  • Tourist traps - Its amazing how LA is just in our backyard. I remember before driving up that we'll be so annoyed of the traffic, the people and pollution since the weather has been so unbearable - but once I saw everyone with their cameras, laughing, looking up and looking around... I feel so humbled that we only had to take an hour drive to get to the heart of where people probably traveled hundreds of miles for.

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Yesterday I was thankful that my boyfriend set the hamburger out to thaw so it was ready to cook as soon as I got home. A little step that made a big difference in the amount of time it would take my dinner prep!

    1. How thoughtful of him! Sometimes we don't even realize something as little as that can make a big difference in mood =)

  2. Today, I'm thankful for a safe trip back home from New Orleans!

    I love it when bank tellers/waiters/customer service reps/etc. are pleasant! I think good customer service is rare nowadays, and I wish that weren't the case.

    1. Did you go to FinCon? How was it? I cant wait for the blog post!

      I still want to go to nola and check out the city =)