One Good Thing…

E Shafer Bookstore in Savannah, Georgia

E Shafer Bookstore in Savannah, Georgia

Around the first of the year, I discovered a quirky little website called “One Good Thing” that singles out life’s pleasures and promotes the idea of sharing the things that give us joy.

So is it too optimistic to look for One Good Thing every day in 2011?  They don’t all have to be trips to paradise or lottery wins. I think I can. And I bet you can, too.

Bundling up for a long winter walk with an old friend –or inhaling the aroma of a rich homemade cup of coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cloud of cream – or savoring the perfect light, with or without a camera in my hand – or an afternoon in a great bookstore – or a practically perfect date night at home with the great love of my life…

When you stop and think about them, it’s fun to come up with a list of good things we have stumbled across when we least expected them.

Stumbling into a real bookstore. Mastering an heirloom recipe. Making  a new friend. Celebrating a sunset. Sipping an icy beverage. Getting the perfect shot. Exploring a backroad.  Poking through a box of old photographs. Feeling sand between your toes.

They’re right. One good thing really does lead to another.

Come on. It’s your turn.

On your mark. Get set. Go.

Listening to: Deryl Dodd – “Good Things Happen When You’re Around”

One thought on “One Good Thing…

  1. Oh Diana! here’s to sand between your toes …and lots of joy and love in your heart. thanks for taking the time to notice, to write, to poke others gently to do the same! it’s contagious I think!

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