a must-have for your book shelf is the book "14,000 things to be happy about."
kudos to Barbara Ann Kipfer for recording her 14, 000 thoughts to inspire those of us that can barely accomplish a grocery list, let alone record a list of thoughts. think you could record your own list of 14000 happies? her book represents 20 years of recording all the things that made her happy. she began in 6th grade, first with a tiny spiral notebook, then larger notebooks, finally graduating to a computer. she uses it as a pick-me-up on a gray day, and as inspiration for what to cook for dinner or what to do with her son on the weekend.
a few favorites taken from her book to inspire me for the week :
-the rising of the sun on a misty morning
-being told you are dazzling
-flashlights that work
-"colour my world" by chicago
-strangers that you see so regularly that you feel they're almost friends
- loose strands of hair
-a well-worth-it wait
-deteriorated cookie particles in the milk
- handbags with room for everything
- thinking of the day, of your home, of your family, of things past, of things to come