Things I'm thinking about right now that make me happy:
  1. That I got a chance to teach early-morning seminary last week (I aspire to that calling - hint hint bishop!)
  2. My calling serving in YW - what wonderful girls and great leaders to work with!
  3. Catching DH strumming his guitar in his office
  4. Watching PJ lovingly take care of her baby just like I take care of the Buggs (and just FYI, if you see her hitting and throwing her baby, I promise I don't do that to the Buggs! :)
  5. Listening to the Bubbs say her personal prayers in her bed at night
  6. Teaching my last day of co-op preschool last week
  7. Surviving a trip to the zoo with all four kids. And really enjoying it - great friends, great company, good kids... Just wasn't loving the humidity and the sweat!
  8. Watching my kids play with their cousins
  9. The Buggs sleeping seven hours last night! Straight through! Once we confirmed she wasn't dead, it was!
  10. Diet Caffeine-free Dr. Pepper. My almost guilt-free guilty pleasure :)
  11. Watching my kids help daddy make homemade spaghetti sauce for dinner
  12. Chicken Salad on rolls. Yummmm....
  13. Pool preK graduation party. Swimming will be crazy this summer with four kids, but you gotta love mornings at the pool
  14. Scripture reading on my iPod (totally needs it's very own post. That's how much I love it!)
  15. Laughing at the funny things Simster says. The first thing he told daddy about the zoo? "We saw lion poop!" (Yes, only my kids, I know. We are rather open about bodily functions around here. Thank you DH...)
  16. Going to see a play tomorrow night that a YW is in
  17. Fruit smoothies or ice cream while watching Sue Thomas FBEye with DH
  18. Two words: Girls Camp!
  19. Enjoying my own funniness. I love laughing at my own jokes. Which is probably good because not many other people do...I'm kind of an acquired taste. Hee hee here I go again
  20. The gorgeous after-storm night outside - 65 degrees and perfect!
This list makes me happy. I have some other not-so-happy things on my mind right now, mostly thinking about some burdens some friends and family are carrying and wishing I could carry their trials for them. At least do more to ease their burdens. Wishing I could fix things because I love them. I will keep praying. Prayers work, even if they aren't answered in our timing. I was reading in Alma 34:39 today about not being led away by the devil and the thought popped into my mind - "Prayer all day keeps the devil away" It will. It truly does keep us closer to our Father in Heaven and allows the Savior to minister to us.


Sonja said…
You are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration today.
Yea for happy lists!
And I'm in YW too. So fun!
RachelFlores said…
I love your happy list, congrats on #9 :). Lack of sleep was always the hardest part of having a newborn for me.
P.S. I wrote a post just for on my blog!
Leanne said…
Loved the post. Thanks for sharing your gratitude list. You are an awesome prez and friend. :)