Monday, December 30, 2013

Five Good Things

The truth: I don't feel great.
The other truth: Ever since I started Mondays with Five Good Things, I like Mondays better. I even look forward to Monday morning, and reflecting on nice, kind, funny, dear, sweet, hopeful, amusing, generous moments and people. The perspective shifts the whole dread Monday blues, and nudges me toward the light. So, even after scanning 42,000 motivational affirmations and just do it Pinterest memes, extolling the virtues of gratitude and attitude... I have my own proof. It really does help change the mood to change the focus, the message, the intent. Small steps, small wonders. So, I will go forward, in good faith, and state some good things. Real, good things.

Good Things...

1. The B-52's, Pink Martini, Tino Rossi, Julieta Venegas, Los Lobos, Gypsy Kings, Oingo Boingo, Jason Mraz, Suki Berry, Robi Kahakalau, Sondre Lerche, Daft Punk, They Might Be Giants, Andrew Bird, Linda Ronstadt, First Aid Kit, Of Monsters and Men, Bedouin Soundclash, Passion Pit, Montserrat Caballe, Dolly Parton, Alexandre Desplat, Louis Armstong, Na Leo... and more. Music. Playlists.

2. Pets.

3. Washer and dryer, in the house.

4. Second, third, fourth chances, and the will to keep trying.

5. Being married to, and in love with, my best friend.

You must have some good things, too... will you share, please?

1 comment:

Anna Banana said...

1. Time is on my side, yes it is.
2. My cat is a veryveryvery fine cat (but I repeat myself).
3. Hilarity of waiting at the post office, all 20 of us in line eyeing the new-fangled self-serve kiosks.
4. Conversations with dearly-loved relatives and friends.
5. Best homemade granola: