Sunday, October 14, 2012

Girl Time

So lets face, or maybe I should face it, women need women.  We need that interaction with other women.  We need the friendship of other women.  Today's blog for yesterday is just that, the joy and friendship of good women.  I got to spend a little time with 2 dear friends.  We didn't do much, we had a bit of driving time, went to the temple, more drive time and had dinner.  But the most important part was just being around friends who uplift you.  Who understand and accept your weaknesses, who don't judge you and you don't judge, but love you for you and find joy in each others company.  I am grateful for those wonderful women in my life, who are truly uplifting friends and women.  Who love me for me.  Who I can laugh with, cry with and just be with.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

find a smile

So to be blunt, some days are a LOT harder to find a smile, these days may not actually be bad days, they are just days that it is harder to find something to truly smile about.  So today's smile that I found was the 7 or so deer in a yard in my neighborhood.  Deer remind me of my Grandma.  She passed away almost a year ago, but she loved deer.  She would collect small deer. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hope and forgiveness

Have you ever felt like you were trudging along on an endless journey. That is how my PhD feels at times.  Today I spent a few hours discussing my PhD with my advisor.  What a blessing those few hours meant to me.  It gave me hope and a little bit of direction on a journey that sometimes feels like a pulling at straws (and out hair).  Later I had the moment of saying I am sorry and also hearing someone say sorry to me for frustrations felt.  What a blessing it is to be able to have that forgiveness in our lives.

So today's smile is brought to you courtesy of hope and forgiveness in our daily lives.

Monday, October 8, 2012

two days are better than none

I realized that I did not write for two days and this happy moment is brought to you curtisy of the time between two days, namely the joy of resting.  The enjoyment of a quiet moment thinking before I sleep and the quiet moments enjoy the coziness of my bed before I have to be fully awake for the day.  How delightful and refeshing both moments can be.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Simple moments

Todays joy is just simple moments near those you love.  I got to spend a few hours with some friends.  We didn't do anything, didn't have deep converstations, play any games, we just enjoyed being around each other.  I heard a talk today that mentioned peoples biggest regrets before they die.  One of the biggest regrets people have is that they did not spend as much time with those they love.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

good people

Today's smile is just good people.  I was able to spend a little time with a remarkable lady tonight.  She was just a good woman who lived life, I don't know of any big things she has done but she has as Anne of Green Gables would say "a kindred spirit."  How blessed we are to spend time with good people who uplift us.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

cookies and milk

So there has to be some truth to the thought that cookies and milk are great.  Because frankly they are.  There is something so homey and comforting to a cup of milk and cookies straight from the oven.  I was at a friend's house tonight where they made us homemade cookies and milk as we were working on math.  How delightful it was.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

After a long break I realized this morning I should begin again with my This Life is Good Blog.  Life recently has been how shall I describe it, stagnent (or however it is spelled).  I enjoy dreams (as in live your dreams), but sometimes we get so caught up in our dreams that we don't enjoy the now.  So to remember to smile now at lifes every day moments I am starting to blog again those moments.  Today's blog is for yesterday and today.... Yesterday I went for a little jog (very little) and while I was climbing a small hill I feel something push my hand and look down and there is this dog just asking me to pet it.  How can you not smile when a dog simply loves you and your attention.  It was a delightful moment.  And today's moment is the joy of wearing a sweater again because fall is here.  :)