I found a light fixture for my bathroom that was on sale for $25 when it was originally $100. According to the store clerk, it had just come in that morning and was already reduced, we determined it was because there was faulty information printed on the box. I’m crossing my fingers. I hope to install it soon.
Also found a very well priced mirror for the bathroom that is the exact same length as the light fixture (this on the same day), both of which are the same length as my bathroom counter top. This is inspiring me to finally make my bathroom a place of solace and serenity (it will be more appealing to buyers later, too, by the by.) A little paint, a new shower curtain, and perhaps a matching rug and the room will look completely different. And soothing green too. Well, the shower curtain and towels will be, anyway, and since the mirror will be huge, it will reflect that lovely green from the other side too. Ah, yes, the green-ness willsoooooooothe…
I have rearranged by bedroom and the spaciousness achieved has astounded me. It helps me feel like I’ve accomplished a few things and perhaps the feng shui has been improved, too.
Garlic and shallots from last fall are sprouting in one of the raised beds in the backyard, due to this wonderful weather we’ve been having. The sight of the growth makes me happy.
There are bright yellow flowers in my hanging baskets out front, which also inspire happiness when looked upon.
I am 20% through my reading goal this year, 10 out of 50. It pleases me to know that I’m accomplishing a goal I enjoy.
I’m selling books and movies on Amazon, finally able to let go of my need to keep every book I’ve ever read. The return of money reinforces that I’m doing a good thing. The books worth very little (but are not necessarily bad books) are being donated to charity. I have made around sixty or seventy dollars on Amazon so far. The white-wrapped books that I send out make me feel warm and fuzzy, like I’m lighting up someone’s life by sending them a pretty-ish, simple package.
Although I must get rid of the girls (my chickens) because of the house likely going on the market, I am happy that one of my dear friends is willing and able to take them on and care for them. Knowing they will be in very good hands puts me at ease, and knowing that I can still eat a few of their eggs is heart-warming. Having raised them, being able to have these few things is important.
I’m putting together a word document of the recipes I’ve collected that I enjoy and that I would like to remember for a long time. Some part of me needs to have a physical copy of it in case the internet blows up, or my computer dies a thousand deaths, or my family would ever like to see how I did it. It pleases me to have have little projects like this.
I feel a smile in my chest when I think about the good things happening to the people I love. My mother finding a new job that will help her future goals and take stress from her, her gaining happiness by helping her husband get rid of physical pain and distress so that he can be the happy, loving person that’s been buried deep inside. For dear Britt finding a sweeter job that will help her slow down her life and enjoy it again, and her constantly growing, loving relationship with her boyfriend. For sweet Faith’s loving husband, her wonderful connections with people all over the world (and the little happiness packages and postcards sent back and forth), the conquering of debt, and looming dream-trips to exotic far-away places. For one younger sister’s lucky pathway in life, guiding her into the medical field and toward a long-awaited city that’s been calling to her for a long time. For my baby sister’s ever-loving, ever-evolving relationship with her boyfriend and her twinkling vision of the future. For my older brother’s success in life, to his wife’s wit and accomplishments, to their dreams of their forever home and a house full of children. To my loving Erin’s understanding that the world will change when she steps into it and makes it into what she wants it to be. To my dear Michi who’s zany, creative ideas always seem to work and will one day take her to the winner’s circle of life.
For all these things I am grateful and full, for these souls that matter greatly to me. May more follow, for them and for the others whose great moments are just around the corner.