Friday, January 04, 2013

One Good thing a Day

Over on Facebook lots of people are talking about their Jar of Awesome.  Every day one writes down something awesome that happened that day then puts the paper in the jar. At the end of the year, they can look back at all of the amazing things that happened.

I've been thinking about how to reboot this blog. It's  meant for writing but there hasn't been much new to say on that subject for a while. 

The challenge with the Jar is that I like to photograph many of the things that feed my soul.  My awesome is usually visual or nature-based - I'm still smiling over the raccoon visit last Autumn. 

I decided that every day I'm going to post One Good Thing that happened.  Posts will be made at the end of the day, or might run into the next day.  But no matter how rough or challenging or downright nasty one day can be, it's always possible to find One Good Thing that happened.

Please join me in sharing your daily One Good Thing. We'll make it a year long project and remind ourselves that Life Is GOOD.  

January 1 - I started it in the park listening to an awesome band - Spirit of the West - with two awesome friends.  We had amazing conversations later in the day, made some great progress on personal issues and game plans on how to get the most out of our lives. Plus, we read. And there were trees.  Funky trees.

January 2 - A great drive home, in good weather. More fantastic conversation.  Ky turned himself inside out when I got home.  Work was good. Nice to see everyone and it felt good to tell patrons that the DVD fee was no longer in effect, Happy New Year.

January 3 - There was still a dark chocolate orange truffle in the box at work. One of my regular patrons came through surgery quite well and was already up and about. 

January 4 - a patron called to say how much she had enjoyed my time covering for a coworker. She found me to be pleasant, helpful and always willing to take extra time.  I was able to help a friend in dire need at a moment's notice. The beer was cold - and delicious - at the Irish Harp. 

Hmmm, I can see it's going to be hard to stick to just ONE good thing. How was your day?  Name at least one good thing that happened in your life today.


  1. You sent me a "reconnect" email. That was my awesome thing. (ok it's a couple of days old but I'm going to the dentist now and I'm not sure that qualifies as awesome).

  2. I'll lurk and cheer you on!

  3. Sherri - dentists can be awesome when they save your from being toothless :)

    Pam - I'm cheering YOU on as you take the steps forward on your own journey.

  4. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Pretty cool idea! I'll be following you closely. :)