A few of the things that made The Book of Awesome were things like...snow days, the smell of bakery air, hitting green lights, getting to watch The Price is Right when you're home sick, putting on warm underwear out of the dryer...etc...
I love this. Basically it's taking a moment to notice the little things in life that make us happy. Far too often I think we focus on the problems in life, the things that are bugging us, or the flaws we have. Our thought process may go something like this...
I'm ten pounds overweight.
I have to go to the gym. Again.
My jeans don't fit.
I am tired.
I messed up on my diet. Again.
It's freezing. Still.
I hate that I am eating this plate of vegetables instead of a pan of brownies.
I wish the woman in the grocery store line in front of me didn't have 4,589 items. I'm going to be here all day. etc...
You all know those negative people in your lives. People that you feel like you'd rather not run into because when you're done you leave feeling a little hunched over and tired, like the world is going to end soon. Nobody wants to be that person! I think that having positive thoughts make for positive outcomes. Watching this segment this morning made me think of a few of the things I would put in my own "Book of Awesome."
a morning where I don't have to wake up to my alarm
walking in the door from an awesome morning run/workout
The anticipation of leaving on a trip
An Ice Cold Diet Dr. Pepper
finding a good parking spot
Eating at my favorite resturaunts
capturing a perfect picture
hanging out with my family
winning a board game (I'm not competitive at all, promise)
having a clean room
Seeing a friend or family member I haven't seen in a while
Shopping with my mom and sisters
Getting a pedicure (No, I don't have jaundice...not sure what the coloring is doing in this pic)
getting a funny text message
getting a funny text message from a boy I loooove
learning a new song on my guitar
hearing a song I love that I haven't heard in a while
singing in the car
hearing someone extremely talented sing a song I love live
kitchen dance parties
making a delicious meal or baked good
a good hug
going on the white roller coaster at Disneyland
falling asleep on the beach
cuddling with a soft blanket
buying a new favorite pair of shoes
the first bite of my favorite foods
road trips with my daddy-o
laughing with friends (this is the part where I steal a photo from Janae...love you Janae-nae)
Janae, Ashley, Julia, and Rachelle...I think I laughed the entire time. Bottomless salads at my favorite restaurant with some of the most amazing people I know? That definitely goes in my book of awesome. Oh, and I think this is the first time that everyone else was in gym clothes and I was in normal clothes...it was weird. It probably will never happen again. Good thing a photo was taken.
So take a second. Instead of focusing on the negatives and the unhealthy thoughts that are in your mind, make your own, "list of awesome." What are the little things that make you happy? I feel like I could make a VERY long list.
p.s. Tomorrow it's time for a new monthly playlist giveaway. WAHOO! get excited.
p.p.s My mom came in town yesterday. I love when that happens.