Monday, January 21, 2008

The Little Things...

I’ve always heard that January is the most common month in which people get the blues. The holidays are over, the skies outdoors darken early (and some days are gray all day), adults worry more about bills, students worry about finals and the start of new semesters.

But being a lifelong Pollyanna, I thought this January day--a Monday, at that--might be a great time to not only look for the good, but the good in the little things in our lives. For as writers often say, “The story is in the details.”

So allow me to offer a haphazard list of the little things that I stopped this January morning to be grateful for:

--That our house telephone is working again;
--That I got to watch “Ocean’s 13” last night with only minor interruptions;
--That my husband figured out what was wrong with my internet browser, so my screen is no longer wonky when I go on MySpace;
--That this morning’s coffee came out good and strong;
--That my favorite sweat pants are clean.


Plus--and this is slightly bigger than little--I got two e-mails from teen readers yesterday, saying they loved HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE!

So how about you on this January day? Can you share with us something that is making your day work for you?

9 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

yay, for the reader comments!!

No school or work--which means total relax day. :) That works for me! :)

stephhale said...

I registered for San Fran today! I'm SO excited!

Erin said...

I don't get the blues in January - January is my birthday-month, Newbery-month, etc.!

Let's see...I get to see one of my heroes in four days. (SHANNON HALE!!!)

TinaFerraro said...

We got some good January vibes going on here! Thanks!

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Erica Orloff said...

Hmmm . . .

I am grateful for the cold weather--I like the cold.

I am grateful today is the day my housekeeper comes and that shehasn't quit yet (it's been two years, but this house is so messy . . . I keep waiting for the day).

I am grateful I am a writer. :-)

TinaFerraro said...

Erica, today's the day I have a cleaning crew coming in, and I'm grateful, too. Although first I had to pick things up all over the house so they could find the places to clean.

Thanks for weighing in!

Emily said...

I LOVE January. My 14th anniversary was on the 15th. My birthday was on the 20th, my husband's on the 21st! Crazy, right?! A Monday off (MLK Day) is always a day to be thankful for =)

TinaFerraro said...

Wonderful, Emily!

Another nice thing about January (for those of us with school-aged kids) is that they go back to class...

Thanks!