1.06.2011

New Year's Resolution #2

I want to spend time every day this year enjoying small {but important} things. Like today. First I spent a few minutes with Maya, as I dropped her off at school. Pure pleasure to chat with her first thing in the morning, and I am 100% committed to sending her off with a happy start to her day. {It's sure a happy start to mine.}


After that I spent an hour in her classroom, reading with some not-so-proficient readers. Again, low-key but fun. Then after a few minutes hanging out with the first-graders in the school cafeteria, I left to have lunch with a dear, wonderful friend. We didn't eat anywhere fancy {Galaxy -- good but not fancy, and we both had their mushroom-swiss burger. Far from fancy food, just plain yummy.} We chatted about this and that and just generally enjoyed each other's company.

From there, I got to go spend time with my little Mason - while his mama ran an errand, we read 10 books together I think. And while we read, we visited and snuggled. Another little thing that really was a treasured part of my day.

I have so many wonderful people in my life, and as I enjoy each one of them, this year I also intend to let them know how important they are to me and how much they are loved.

This is when the small things really turn out to be the big things. And they make me happy.

11 comments:

hoLLy said...

the small things are the gems in our lives, aren't they? you are such a lucky grandma to be so close to natalie's kiddos. they are precious!

Jill said...

Such a great post.

And on a side note--that is my favorite burger ever (especially if you add bacon). It made me happy that you like it, too!

Carrie Page said...

Love this idea of sharing resolutions. I probably will do it on my blog as well. I love that the resolutions I'm reading from friends and family are quite realistic and not so "resolutiony" New word...I just came up with it. deal ;)

Kristen said...

I love your resolution...in fact, I just might steal it! ;) Love you Jan. You're awesome!

Mia said...

Life is so much better when we see the good stuff, big and small rather than focus on the bad stuff. I love how positively you try to see things.

Ashley said...

Daily journaling/contemplation is a great way to remember the little (but important) things.

Thanks for this post!

Darleen said...

tonight I snuggled with my little two year old and talked to him about the moon and the sun as I was tucking him in. it was so sweet and I loved every minute of it because lately the bedtime routine has been rushed. Those small things make me smile.

Emily said...

love this! it's the small and simple things that are always the most important!

Phogles said...

I love this, Jan. The little things really ARE the big things. I started an entire blog this year, just to help me focus on my blessings, and to share. My goal is to post 365 times this year.

Andrea said...

Great resolution! Thanks Jan, you always give me food for thought .... and I don't just mean the mushroom swiss burger!

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