Thursday, August 28, 2008

My reasons to SMILE

Last night I went to bed feeling very icky. I don't know what happened, I had a very good day and was feeling great! Then all of a sudden around 6:30, right when dinner was ready and remember I don't cook dinner all that often so it was a rare night that we had a homemade meal, I got a terrible tummy ache. Luckily I was able to just lay and relax and when Ivy came home she was already asleep, so Daniel just laid her in her bed. Anyways, this morning I woke up feeling perfectly fine. YAY!! Then I had such a good morning (mornings usually aren't so "good" for me, I just hate getting dressed nothing fits comfortably or looks quite right, it's just discouraging). But I was in a pretty good mood. Then when I came to work I stayed in a good mood, and someone commented on my smile. That's what got me thinking....why do I smile?

All morning I've spent reflecting on the joys in my life. I'm so blessed with so many things to make me smile, so I decided I'd organize my thoughts a little bit....ABC style. Of course there are so many other things that make me smile, but...I'm not going to bore everyone with all that.

A- Air Conditioning. Honestly what is more refreshing, besides some yummy lemonade, on a hot summer day? I love standing in front of my window swamp cooler and I know I smile and sigh while I'm standing there cooling off.
B- Bags. You know me...I love bags. I have quite a collection and when I think I'm good and set and tell myself I've got plenty, I of course see one that I "can't live without". It's so fun for me to get new purses or use old ones that match perfectly with what I'm wearing. Oooh, I just love bags.
C- Compliments. I think this one makes everyone smile. Who doesn't appreciate a heart felt and sincere compliment?
D- DPOTD. My cute friend has been doing "Disneyland Photo of the Day" for over a year now. It's so fun to see the awesome photos she finds online and many times she'll give a little history about each photo. It really is fun to learn some new things and just see the "happiest place on earth" each day.
E- Exercise. I know I know, you're thinking "Trichelle, are you serious? You do not like to exercise". Which is true in a sense. I don't like the thought of exercise, but I do love actually being at the gym, whether it's just walking laps on the track (which is my current lazy routine), sweating my guts out doing body attack, or trying to build some muscle doing body pump. I always leave feeling so much better about myself.
F- Family. Being with my family is always a good time. It's fun watching the little ones terrorize each other one minute and be best friends the next (deja vu from when I was little). We're all growing and going in different directions with our lives and it's fun to see each of our personalities come out more and more. I have a great family that's welcoming and fun to be around, can't help but smile.
G- Girlfriends. I have the best and funnest girlfriends anyone could ask for. They are all so different from each other which is good, because sometimes you need the friend who will just listen, who will offer support, who will make you laugh, who will get you out doing something, who will help you...I have so much fun will all my girlfriends. We always laugh!!
H- Hugs. "The hug. There's just no doubt about it, one could scarcely live without it. A hug delights and warms and charms, it must be why God gave us arms. Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, swell for brothers, and chances are your favorite aunt loves them more than potted plants. Kittens crave them, puppies love them, Heads of State are not above them. No need to fret about your store of them, the more you give the more there's more of them. So stretch those arms without delay and give someone a hug today". ( That was my favorite poem from a long time ago so I memorized it for my 8th grade Speech class).
I- Ivy. How can you not smile after being around this kid for a few minutes. She's funny, as are most 3 year olds. She just says some things that you wonder "Where on earth did that come from?". So really I'm gonna kinda cheat on this letter and say it's all little kids, of course I think mine is just the cutest, but that's because she's mine...but all kids are so stinking cute!!
J- Joe. Joe has this unique way of making me smile without doing anything. He probably gets worried alot because I'm smiling, at no effort from him, and wondering what I'm up to. I guess I'll let him stay worried. But in short, he just makes me happy!
K- Kisses. Kisses are wonderful. I love kisses, whether it's eskimo kisses, butterfly kisses, lollipop kisses, or just a regular kiss. MUAH!!
L- Love. How can you not smile when you feel loved? C'mon, it's the very best feeling in the world. As the Beatles put it:
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
M- Ok so I had quite a few things listed here: Motherhood, Money, Mamma Mia, Monkeys, Memories...but then this guy walked into work and I burst out in a huge smile, near laughter. Do you know what he was sporting? A MOHAWK. Seriously do guys/girls/anyone or anything think they are attractive? I think they are so funny. Every time I see one I smile and sometimes giggle at them. I especially like it when they are funny colors, or really long spikes. So funny!
N- New, anything. I smile when I get something new, see a newborn baby, hear a new joke.
O- Outings. Getting out and doing things with friends or family is sure to make me smile. We always have a good time and it's fun to do new things or our favorite things. I like going out and making memories.
P- Pregnancy. Yes, I said it. Pregnancy does make me smile (regardless of what I let on). My friend has a very neat quote from Erma Bombeck "Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in a life to assist GOD in a miracle!" That makes me a little less quick to complain and helps me focus on what it really is to be pregnant.
Q- Quiche. Oh I've been craving Quiche. I haven't had it much since being a nanny...there's quite a few things that I miss eating come to think of. Anyways I loved eating quiche for breakfast. I tried making it myself, but, with out the need to mention, it turned out disastrous, I almost forgot what I'd made because it surely didn't resemble quiche in any way.
R- Romance. Candles, flowers, chocolates, love notes, kind words, soft kisses, snuggling....ahhh, just the thought made me smile.
S- Smiles. Smiles are contagious! It's hard to resist smiling when someone smiles at you. I hope to someday be the person who is always smiling first.
T- Tickles. Whether it's me being tickled or anyone else, I'm smiling. Tickles are so fun.
U- Underwear. LOL. This one is funny because even though I get disgusted at times with seeing other peoples underwear, it is funny that it's totally showing. And what's worse than underwear and just crack. Lol. My favorite though is Ivy's. Her little crack is always showing. Do they make onesies for 4T?
V- Vacations. Getting away from real life is always an enjoyment. Vacations take you somewhere fun or new or to relax. Any vacation makes me smile and enjoy the moment.
W- Work. Yes, maybe I am a bit crazy. But having a good job, like I do, makes me proud that I've been able to work my here. I especially love payday, maybe that's when I smile biggest:) Even yard work or house work or any kind of work definately has its rewards. When the job is done, you feel so accomplished.
X- X-96 Boner of the day. Joe and I listen to this every morning. We laugh so hard sometimes at the stupid things that people do. It really is a fun way to start our mornings.
Y- Yesterday. There is something that happens everyday in my life that I look back on the next day and just smile. I love having memories.
Z- Zoloft. God sent, miracle working Zoloft. What would I do without you? Enough said. If you don't know what Zoloft is, google it.

Well there you have it, where my smiles come from.


Shay said...

Hey Trichelle this is Shay. I don't have a blog yet, but sure do like looking through others and just had to tell you how amazing you are. Your blog is so much fun to read and I can't believe how much time and love you msut put into it!! I love reading about you and your cute little family! Well sorry if this is corny, but just had to say hi.

Oh and I loathe cooking and when I do attempt it, nothing turns out right EVER, but ask Kalie for her quiche recipe. It's delicious and easy, I promise!

Melissa said...

Those were fun to read Trichelle! I'm glad you are blogging!