Thursday, January 19, 2012

Small Success Thursday

Writing sometimes makes me wonder, what am I doing?

Am I spinning my wheels? Am I wasting my time?  Then I get a gift.  A friend, a family member, even a total stranger from the internet, will let me know something written made them laugh, smile, think, or feel better about their day.  The words that seemed so useless only five minutes ago have changed, to reveal their deeper reality, how sometimes we can be used to bring gifts to others.  The compliments are God's way of sending a Thank you note for allowing one's self to be a willing instrument.  It's a good job. 

So today is Thursday and I have several small successes, including a few stories of Thank Yous both given and to give.  

This week I:

1) Got fired up about the case of Amelia and the denial of a kidney transplant, (see prior piece), and it got linked on the Anchoress.  That was cool. 

2) Exercised three days.  Still in there pitching, not quitting. Daughter has joined me and we watch Fr. Barron's Catholicism series and jog in place.  Managed to lose the 4 pounds that had exceeded the YOU SHALL NOT PASS moment of the scale.  Yeah!

3) My son is moving on campus this semester. Suddenly, college is real.  Suddenly, those 18 years blinked by and I'm almost in a peculiar form of agony at the idea of this being when adulthood begins. I'm floored. I'm terribly proud of this young man and who he is, what he has become.  I'm also keenly aware of how much I will miss him even though he won't be that far away. 

4) Cleaned behind the dresser downstairs. Now normally, I'm not a conspiracy theorist but the DVD's I found were Thumbelina, Polly Pocket, Barbie Nutcracker, Barbie Princess and the Pauper, Barbie Got To Groove, Tinkerbell Movie, Tinker Bell stories and Wonderwoman.  Methinks a brother did not want continued viewing of certain films.   Not asking.  I just announced happily I'd found the lost movies. 

It brought great some. 

Now it's your turn:


munchesmom said...

Love the idea of jogging in place while watching TV! I'll have to give that a try.

LOL...I got a chuckle out of #4.

munchesmom said...

You asked about Pinterest...This is straight from their site:

"Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests."

So, basically anything you find of interest online can be sorted & organized on your own, organization ideas, books, faith, & so much more.

Karen said...

Your number 4 made me laugh. Sometimes I find things mysteriously stuffed in places that make me think my 10 year old hid them from her sister (annoying toys and DVDs) or someone didn't want to walk their laundry to the basement. Two days ago I found my middle daughter's Rizzo the Rat stuffed behind the love seat. I have to say she didn't seem all that thrilled when she woke up to find him tucked in bed next to her.

JJ's Mom said...

OK - I have to admit...I LOVE #4! And yay for you getting the exercise in this week. Keep up the good work!

Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

#4 was awesome! We watch a lot of Spongebob around here and there was a time when a certain little boy may have had enough!

gaylene said...

I love what you said about compliments! I'm the same way, I wonder why I do what I do, then someone sends a nice note saying they appreciate my writing. So I keep writing :)

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