Today I live in the quiet, joyous
expectation of good.
— Ernest Holmes
Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff, they say.
Do give thanks, for every small thing, they say.
So, is the small stuff a pebble in the shoe, or a flower in the sidewalk crack?
It's all attitude, in gratitude and in life. On this Thankful Thursday, I share my appreciation for the small things:
How to Make A Living As A Poet
The fact that this book even exists makes me happy. The inspired ideas (poet-in-hotel residence, blurb-for-pay) and author interviews are quirky and fun. And the author, Gary Glazner, founded the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, so he clearly has a good heart.
I've had some poetic and powerful astrology lines this week:
Go to a park and gawk.
You could lead a beautiful revolution, if you wanted to.
The more you indulge, the worse you'll feel.
(After reading the above-mentioned book, it occurs to me that I would be an excellent horoscope writer. In fact, I've written a squall of horoscope poems. Want your own? Zip me a line.)
Trader Joe's Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Found on the back of the oatmeal bag, this recipe is fantastic, and it fits all my baking criteria:
- Produces a gluten-free treat without sandpaper texture or cardboard taste.
I love a deal, and I love clothes, so it's only natural that I love a great second-hand store. This week my $10 fashion find is small red checks with three-quarter sleeves. This could easily go fashion disaster so I'll minimize the bumpkin with heavy doses of camel or black — and call it country-modern.
It's Thankful Thursday! Gratitude. Appreciation. Praise. Please join me in a weekly pause to appreciate the people, places & things that bring joy. What are you thankful for today?