Thursday, October 8, 2009

Small Successes


"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

While sometimes I'm too frazzled to participate, the exercise of searching for three little victories can perk up my attitude if I'll let it. Here are some bright spots from the week past:

  1. Our family went hiking on Saturday. Part walk-in-the-woods, part hop-on-rocks-in-the-creek, part rock-climbing, it was a pleasant outing. Sunday we enjoyed our "end of summer reading" dinner out.
  2. I endured shopping for much needed fall/winter tops, and managed to bring home five keepers for $57 (sale plus coupon!). Marianna and Rebecca came along, racing around as I searched for suitable shirts ("my" colors, correct size--so few left!, not too tight, not too baggy, not too long) to try on. Then they stayed with me in the dressing room as I tested at least two dozen. Yeah, that part was fun--hah! They tried not to pay too much attention, but Becca did make one remark about my tummy, to which I calmly responded, "That's because I've had six children, honey."
  3. After calling two branches for shelf checks, I found the library book I "remembered" returning in the "going downstairs" basket under a pile of tablecloths and dishtowels. At least it wasn't overdue!
How's your week going? I'll bet you can find some good news if you look hard enough (yes, feeding and/or clothing your family can count...). Be inspired by other moms here.


Katherine said...

Sounds like a wonderful outing! I'm jealous.

And shopping! That is never easy with kids. Congrats on your week!

Frau Nelson said...

Finn recently asked me why my tummy was "wrinkly". Tee hee!

BTW: $57...great deal, go Barb!

Colleen said...

Great list. Outing sounded fun. Glad you found your book. I always pray to St Anthony when I lose something - he always helps.