“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
- Sipping my morning coffee
- Seeing luscious colors
- Biting a slice of juicy watermelon
- Singing with or without music
- Dipping toes into the river on a hot day
- Laughing until the tears come out
- Doing nothing
- Writing in my journal and blog
- Resting my feet on my purple velvet foot stool
- Smelling anything baking, especially if it’s chocolate
- Taking a walk with my husband and holding hands
- Sitting by the river
- Helping my clients with their organizing challenges
- Conversing with my mom and her sisters
- Receiving impromptu “I love you” text messages from our daughters
- Hanging out with my family and friends
- Seeing our daughters’ faces and hearing their voices
- Hugging my family after being apart from them
- Coming home
- Getting into bed at night
What’s on your “good stuff” list? I’d love to hear from you.