Thursday, February 19, 2009

Things That Brought Me JOY Today!

On Sunday in Young Women's our lesson was on Having Joy! My friend Carol taught it and gave each of us a little notebook. Inside is a quote by President Harold B. Lee,

"Happiness does not depend

on what happens outside of you,

but on what happens

inside of you."

She encouraged each of us to make lists of things that bring us joy daily. I have loved making my list today, it made me notice all the little things that make me happy,

  • Sleeping in
  • A spotless floor
  • the smell of banana bread baking
  • uplifting music
  • dinner bubbling on the stove
  • reading scriptures with my babies
  • a good book
  • looking forward to Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment meeting
  • watching the kids play outside in perfect weather
  • my roses
  • nap time
  • thinking about my missionary
  • giving a child a clean bed
  • wearing an apron
  • talking with a friend
  • drawing a cute bunny for Bitt-E to color
  • teaching art to the kids and their friends
  • looking at the desk that my Princess cleaned for me
  • remembering to recycle
  • letting kids help
  • feeding dinosaurs green beans at lunch with Bitt-E
  • using my pretty forks
  • making Grandma's chili
  • making two dinners at once
  • veggies with lunch
  • seeing things I've made being played with and enjoyed
  • cold orange soda
  • Girl Scout Cookies - Samoas!
  • waving at neighbors
  • real butter
  • a walk with the little ones
  • noticing happiness


Valerie said...

That's a great list. Number one is my favorite. I don't get to do it too much. Hope your day is going great!

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

I love you list! I want banana nut bread now.

I think this is somehting I will have to start doing!

Cecily R said...

LOVE your list!!

And you really need to call me...

scrappysue said...

that's a great list, and isn't it great when the positives in our lives flow so easily?

michelle said...

I think this is a wonderful thing to do! I might just have to follow... :)

Sue and Mark said...

Positively a "JOYFUL" list.

Jaina said...

Wonderful quote and list. I hope you have a happy weekend!

Tiffany said...

What a great list! I may have to steal ( I mean borrow) that idea.

Mamarazzi said...

i am SO going to make my list next it!

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