Friday, June 13, 2008

Small Joys

At Arizona State University I took the best journal writing class from Dr. G Lynn Nelson called "Writing and Being". In this class we would always start with a few minutes of recording things called "Small Joys" and I would like to make a habit of sharing them here. Now Small Joys aren't big events such as a promotion or buying a new car. Small Joys are just as they sound, those little details that so often go overlooked and are underappreciated unless we acknowledge them.

Here's to the small joys that made me happy this week ....

  • being able to sleep with the windows open at night and enjoy the cool California summer nights
  • watching a gentleman open the door for an elderly lady with a walker
  • exchanging smiles with strangers
  • listening to custom-made cd's . . . extremely loud in the car and getting caught by another driver while singing along :)
  • hearing the chime on your cell phone alerting you to a new text message from loved ones
  • waking up to the sound of peacocks which automatically reminds me of my dear grandparents in Idaho
  • unexpected emails from family members back home with pictures to share

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Anonymous said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a great week. Love you Krissy! We all miss you :)

Dennis and Emily Dixon said...

What a great post, I really enjoyed it! This is your cousin Emily. Your mom found me and so I have found you! Great to see what you have been up to!