One of the great things about having a child has been getting to read so many children’s books. Old favorites and new authors have all been enjoyable. One of my new favs is Cynthia Rylant. I love all her series but especially ‘Henry and Mudge’ and ‘Mr. Putter and Tabby’. (I say new but we started reading her books 8 years ago, so by new I mean not of my childhood.)
In the past I have tried both gratitude lists and joy lists but neither quite defined what I was trying to capture. And then I read “Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book” and I had my epiphany. Not to spoil the plot but Mr. Putter is having a hard time writing a book and instead writes a list of “Good Things”.
I am stealing this idea because I love it. So thank you to Ms. Rylant and Mr. Putter 😊.
Good Things ☘
- chamomile flowers from Trader Joe’s 🌼
- working in my sketchbook (see pics below)
- the sound of an owl hooting in the distance ( I also like it when I hear trains or church bells) 🚂
- learning how to add emoji’s 🌵
- signing up for an on-line photography class that starts in April 📸
- reading “Match Making for Beginners” by Maddie Dawson and having a great line stuck in my head: “Whatever happens, love that.” 📘
- chocolate covered strawberry ice cream from Tillamook 🍨
- cloud shadows on mountains (makes me smile every time!) ☁️
- lace curtains moving in the breeze
I am thinking this will become a semi-regular feature, like Photo Friday. We’ll see.
Sending good thoughts your way!