Tuesday, January 31, 2012


that moment when  you realize you've woken up an hour early and can go back to sleep.

Monday, January 30, 2012


giving someone a gift they genuinely love.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


hot rice bags in your bed on chilly winter nights.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


when you tell a joke in class and everyone erupts into laughter.

Friday, January 27, 2012


when you splatter a t-shirt with paint and you don't get any on yourself.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


the moment you finish a homework assignment.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


a good time with good food and good people.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


when it snows and you just happen to be wearing boots that day.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


squeaky clean romantic comedies. (even if you hate how cheesy they are, you can still make fun of them).

Saturday, January 21, 2012


when you experiment with food and it actually tastes good.

Friday, January 20, 2012


when you've told someone exactly what they needed to hear, and they tell you so.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


when someone you don't know smiles at you. (and they are not a creep).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


talking to an old friend you haven't seen in years.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012


realizing you actually do have a piece of gum left.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


old, atrocious, but fabulous Christmas sweaters.

Friday, January 13, 2012


when you wake up late, you already have the max amount of tardies in your first period, and you know your car is going to be covered with frost, then realizing that your brother already started it up and scraped the windshield for you.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


dancing around the kitchen while cooking, singing at the top of your lungs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012


late-night conversations with your older brother.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012


when you get to class and find out you're just watching a movie that day.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


when you just got a haircut and you can't stop shaking it around.

Monday, January 2, 2012


when your pencil is right where you left it.


Well, howdy! If you want a daily reminder of the simple pleasures in life, this is the blog to follow. No poems, no soapboxes, no life commentary - just a few words each day to make us all smile.
The idea for this blog came from my personal philosophy of sorts.
The way I see it, happiness isn't based on what happens to us. Happiness is based on our reactions to what happens. Whether or not we feel like our life is going okay depends on where our focus is. We could focus on the bad things we have: temporary setbacks and permanent disadvantages. We could focus on all the good things we don't have: as much money as someone else, the skills or looks of someone else. But that makes a grand total of zero people feel better about life. So instead of devoting time and energy to bringing ourselves down over those things, why don't we just take a minute each day to remember the good things we have?
Something wonderful happens each day. It could be winning the lottery, yes, but it could be just waking up in a warm bed in a stable house. It could be just having a family around. It could be making a friend or trying something new . . .
But hey, don't take my word for it. Feel free to read my ideas of what a small personal triumph may be. But in the end, we all have the ability to say:

"Hey, you know what's good about life?"