I have written so many posts about being content and focusing on the little things. More than anyone else, I’ve written those posts for myself. Especially after having been diagnosed with PPD and Depression/Anxiety, But, even though it’s a weakness for me, I do find that when I reflect back and realize the value of and my love of the small things in life, I feel so much better. It is equivalent to keeping a continuous gratitude list.
Especially this past week, when I’ve focused on the small things life has gotten a little better and happier through the rivers of tears and clouds of melancholy.
* Rhys always makes me smile. He is so funny, and he knows it. He will do something silly, look at me and laugh, and wait for me to respond with laughs.
* Rhys has been super cuddly recently, and it’s been really nice, because they have been so therapeutic.
* We are trying to teach Rhys not to (playfully) hit the dogs, so we’ve been sending him to “timeout” (a specific chair in the house). When we tell him to go to time out, he’ll immediately go and sit down in that chair. Sometimes he’ll fuss and yell, but he won’t move off the chair. What a good, smart boy.
* The weather has been so nice, recently.
* Rhys and I went running earlier in the week, when it was super windy, but Rhys was just happy to be outside.
* Rhys has been loving playing in the backyard, and I love watching him.
* Justin left little notes that said, “I love you” for me last week when I was feeling down.
* Justin and I have been playing a lot of Mario 3-D World on the Wii-U together.
* When my new ward’s Relief Society presidency came to visit me, they talked about starting up a Mother’s Group…that was an answer to a prayer–I’m in desperate need of a mother’s group.
* Seeing the blue sky with no clouds!
* Finishing Hope Unfolding by Beck Thompson. It was exactly what I needed to hear, and I sent it to a friend who I know needs it as well.
* Getting really into the first 30 pages of a Tudor historical fiction novel.
Here are the other posts I’ve written about contentment and the little things:
Loving the little things that Rhys did his first year
Using the little thing to help overcome a monotonous life
Taking time away from the world to be content
Focusing on the small and making the most in life
2016 Mission Statement
What little things do you love?