Thursday, August 6, 2009

Little Things Make Me Smile- And Remind Me to Breathe

Little things make me happy. And sometimes, when I get really overwhelmed with life, I make a list just to remind me to smile and take a deep breath. That happened this morning- and here’s the list I came up with.  Some things are diabetes related-and some things are not. But all make me smile~


The feel and smell of the air after a rainstorm at the beach

Fresh Blueberries

Loose tea brewed just right

Parallel parking into a parking space on the first try – I’m freakishly good at parallel parking- if I do say so myself!

 Solving a problem on my MAC sans help

 Making people laugh

Convincing my niece that Hannah Montana is indeed the devil’s spawn

Achieving “Blood Sugar Nirvana “ after eating pizza

 Learning to let go of things I can’t change.

 Correctly blousing for something I’ve never eaten before.

 Fresh Green Iced Tea with mint sprigs and Pineapple Sage

 Glass Beach at low tide

 Bonding over insulin pumps with a stranger

 Bolus worthy baked goods

 Thumbs up from my Endocrinologist

 Summer Farmers Markets

 That over whelming feeling of happiness that fills me whenever someone writes a comment on my Blog Post

 Coming to the realization that I did indeed eat 5 servings of fruits & vegetables at the end of the day

 Heirloom Tomatoes

 Vanilla Soft-Serve Ice Cream on a plain cone


Cinnamonny Stuff

 Watching my nieces Tess and Cristin perform and knowing that they will and are living their dreams.

 My niece Maddie’s amazing art work in all mediums

 The wonderful feeling of anticipation of D-Meet Ups

 The great feeling I get AT the D-Meet-Up

 Fresh sheets on my bed

 Laughing out loud at the movies

 Swimming in the ocean

 Pretty Shoes

 Laughing from my belly

 Letting myself have a good cry when needed

 Oatmeal cookies

 Finding extra pump & test strip supplies in old handbags and suitcases.

Musicians who are even better in concert than they are on iTunes



Cara said...

I am going to have to make my own list like this! I may do that tomorrow. Yesterday was a day when I had serious issues w/ stress and work. :(
You have the right idea....trying to remember what makes us smile. :)

Lora said...

I'm a kick-ass parallel parker, too! And I love fresh sheets. You know, I think I might just look at YOUR list when I need a pick-me-up. You've already written down a bunch of things I'd write, too. Have a happy day!

Louisa said...

I looove your list, it really is some of the simplest things which are best, I do do lists and your's really made me smile x

Wyldceltic1 said...

I'm with you all of them, but of course "Doggies" was my favourite :-) My Pomeranians would agree with you.

Good post. I gotta step back and breathe too.

CALpumper said...

Great list!!!
I shall look at it often.

Meri said...

The other night I did my 1:30am check and NONE of the boys needed a bolus OR food. I didn't have to do anything! Needless to say, I fell asleep with the silliest grin on my face.

You are SO right, it's the little things that keep us going and make it all worth while. :)

Colleen said...

What a great idea! We all need to do this every now and then.

Karen said...

What a wonderful reminder to all of us to take some time to appreciate all of the little things we love. Because when you come right down to it, life is mostly just a bunch of little things all strung together. :)

Tess said...

Kelly, you are so cute. I love you :)
this list is great. I'm going to make one