Five Things to Smile About


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I have taken on a rather “Negative Nelly-type” attitude lately. I’m not fond of it. SO, I decided to take a more lighthearted approach this morning, focusing on a few fabulous things in my life. . . I betcha you can appreciate some of these things too! So. . . In no particular order:

NUMBER 1:ย  BACON! Because, well, bacon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Whether it be cooked until crispy, or still a little chewy, it is pure deliciousness. Peppered bacon. Jalapeno bacon. Candied bacon. Plain ol’ bacon. Um, preferably not turkey bacon, though. Okay? We don’t need that blasphemy up in here. . . This morning, I had a few slices with a bit of last night’s leftovers. Voila! Breakfast. Boom! Done.


NUMBER 2:ย  Coffee. Also known as “The Elixir of Life.” Okay. Maybe I made that part up. BUT, it is a crucial part of my morning. Without it, I would, undoubtedly sleep until noon, guaranteeing that I get nothing done. It is motivation in a cup, I tell you! Piping hot, strong, & black. How do you drink yours?


NUMBER 3:ย  A handsome husband that not only busts his ass to support us, but who also remembers to take the recycling to the curb well before the thought enters my mind! Every Monday morning, this seems to happen. I panic & rush to take it out, only to realize he’s already done it. I need to trust in the handsomeness that is husband. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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NUMBER 4:ย  Our router. It’s simple, really. Without that little baby, things like blogging & email & Facebook would be so much harder! Seriously. Say it with me: “Wi-Fi.” This is, like, my social life at this particular juncture. The connection to the outside world. Don’t scoff. It’s true. And, it’s okay.


NUMBER 5:ย  Pedicures. They are one of those little things that consistentlyย & simultaneously relax me AND make me smile. I mean, think about it: Not only do you get to soak your feet in a Heavenly little foot jacuzzi, but you also get to sit in a blissfully comfortable massage chair for something close to an hour. As a perk, at the end of it all, you walk away on pretty feet. LOVE! (As an added perk, on that same visit,ย I usually remedy the uni-brow that God gave me. . . But forget about that little tidbit. Mmmmm-kay?)


And there you have it. Five things to smile about on this beautiful Monday. . .ย  Or whatever day it is that you’re reading this, I suppose. ‘Cause who wouldn’t smile about these things, regardless of the day of the week?! What would YOU add to this list? Leave me a comment below. Pretty please? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.