Sunday, January 13, 2008


I decided to clean out my desk this evening. Yuck. My desk is the black hole in our house where office supplies to go to mate and then die. It's not pretty. To keep myself from grumping (yes, it is a word -because I said so) I made up a mental list of some of the things that brought me joy this week.

Here is a random sampling of stuff that made me smile, laugh and occasionally do the dance of joy. (That also is not pretty.)

1. Through a combination of coupons, sale prices and 15% Tuesday I got Disney soup at 21 cents a can. A savings of 88 cents a can. YEEE HAAAW. (This whole bargain hunting thing is a sickness, I understand that.)

2. Way Cooler came to Costco with me after work to wait for them to fix the tire. There really are no words to describe my joy that I did not have to go through this again. No words at all.

3. The boys' haircuts this week. Truly there is nothing cuter than a blond toddler with a crew-cut. Except maybe TWO blond toddlers with crew-cuts.

4. Costco is now carrying whole wheat spaghetti. Up to this point I have had to buy it at a regular store where ounce for ounce, it is the same price as gold.

5. The cold spell they had predicted for this week, seems to have vanished! Instead the temperature will hover just below freezing all week.

There were many, many more, but I am getting rather sleepy so I will leave you with my favorite joy-bringer from today.

We sang this song in church this morning and while singing it I could totally visualize heaven with people from every part of the world, from past, present and future standing and worshipping the Lamb together. There is no greater joy than the hope of heaven. I am going to smile all the way to bed!


MomOfTheCrazies said...

It truly is the little things in life that can bring the most joy. A smile from your kid, a compliment from a friend, a free coffee from a stranger, getting a great deal on soup (although I've never seen anyone get soup that cheaply before!) I think it's important to recognize all the little things and teach our kids to be thankful for them too.

KnittinChick said...

Finding joy in the little things makes life so much more enjoyable-the sun poking through the clouds, someone letting you in traffic, a good sale and keeping the big picture in mind.

AND, I'm glad that you didn't have to deal with the tires this week.

Janet said...

Yeah, for smiling all the way to bed! :-)

JCK said...

Wishing you much joy, friend. And we're definitely the Costco twins! Separated at birth.

Dawn and Dale said...

Love, love, love that song!! Thanks for sharing!!

I'm a terrible blogger friend lately!! I really am!! Love ya still though!!! :)