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Thursday
Jun092011

20 Best Time Tips

@2011 Photo by Linda Samuels“That’s the good stuff,” is something my mom often says when we’re talking. She uses it to acknowledge something meaningful to her like appreciating my dad’s sense of humor or taking pleasure in stories about their seven grandchildren. I think about this too. There’s so much “good stuff” to enjoy and meaningful ways to spend our time.

Of course, not all of our time is filled with positive activities or thoughts. That’s life. Knowing this makes including the “good stuff” especially important. We need that balance. While my list could easily include hundreds of thoughts, for brevity’s sake, I’m just sharing twenty.

Linda’s “Good Stuff” List

  1. Sipping my morning coffee
  2. Seeing luscious colors
  3. Biting a slice of juicy watermelon
  4. Singing with or without music
  5. Dipping toes into the river on a hot day
  6. Laughing until the tears come out
  7. Doing nothing
  8. Writing in my journal and blog
  9. Resting my feet on my purple velvet foot stool
  10. Smelling anything baking, especially if it’s chocolate
  11. Taking a walk with my husband and holding hands
  12. Sitting by the river
  13. Helping my clients with their organizing challenges
  14. Conversing with my mom and her sisters
  15. Receiving impromptu “I love you” text messages from our daughters
  16. Hanging out with my family and friends
  17. Seeing our daughters’ faces and hearing their voices
  18. Hugging my family after being apart from them
  19. Coming home
  20. Getting into bed at night

What’s on your “good stuff” list? I’d love to hear from you.

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Reader Comments (8)

A cool breeze in the late afternoon!

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

I can feel that breeze as I read your words, Ellen. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing your "good stuff."

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Good Stuff: Finding a beautiful bird nest, with eggs, at eye-level in my own back yard! I've enjoyed watching the daily activities of this bird so much. It's relaxing and interesting. Simple pleasures.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeralin Thomas

That's so beautiful, Geralin. What a gift you've been given. Simple pleasures are the best! Great having you stop by to share.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Love, love #6! ...and rubbing my dog's belly. =)

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Lee

Oh, yes, Deb...#6 is one of my all time favorites too. Love your addition. I miss rubbing our dog, Norton's belly. That was possibly #1 on his list of favorites. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing.

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Spending the afternoon with the grandkids in the pool. So many giggles, and "watch me do this Gigi!"

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

So precious, Ellen! What a beautiful addition to the "Good Stuff" list. Keep them coming!

June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

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