Little Things

little things make big

A childhood friend of mine has a blog, Maple Brown Sugar.  I love reading it!  Her humor and wit always shines through and she never fails to make me smile. Today, her subject was titled, “Little Things That Annoy, Surprise and Excite Me Today.”  Loved the idea and told her I might have to “borrow” it for my own.  Such a great idea and perfect for when I am stumped about what to write about.  Mine will be nowhere near as funny as hers, but reminds me of what I am grateful for.

So for today:

Annoyed me:

I have wracked my brain.  I had a good day. Wish I could be witty like MB on her Maple Brown Sugar posts but I’ve got truly, nothing.  Had dinner with all four of us together.  A good day at school.  Dave just brought me some chocolate treats while I was writing…okay, I shouldn’t be eating them, but I am not annoyed that I am… I did complain about my little kitchen when I was making dinner.  Not enough space to prepare everything at once, but not really annoyed, just disgruntled.  Is that the same thing?  But, dinner wound up being delicious so it didn’t last long.

Surprised me:

Coming home and finding that Dave had a very hard time finding gingerbread men that I needed for a school project so he attempted, albeit an unsuccessful attempt, to make them for my class instead.  Still no gingerbread men, but he never ceases to surprise me.

Excited me:

The amount of toiletries and treats that I have collected for a former student of mine.  She is serving our country in Kosovo right now and over the weekend we were chatting on Facebook.  I asked her if she needed anything and she said the selection of “toiletries” is not very selective.  I put the word out on Facebook and have several boxes that I am going to be sending to her and her unit this weekend.  I am so grateful to everyone who has helped out!

and I am adding one,

Saddened me:

Finding out that one of our very best friends lost his mother today.  She had been ill for awhile and I am sure that they are all relieved that she is at peace now but it still made all of us very sad.  I have known her for nearly 25 years and will miss her.

Perhaps the “Little Things” blog will reappear now and then.  it is always a good thing to remind ourselves of all the little things that make our days big things.

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