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Monday, December 14, 2009

Focus on the Positive...

Today is one of those days when, no matter how hard I try, the worry and frustration over things I cannot quickly change just kicks my butt. So, in an effort to keep the negative at bay, I'm focusing on the positive and, as such, I thought I'd do a 'Things I Love' post. They just make me happy. So, here are ten things I love and would truly hate to live my life without...

My friends... I call them my 'chosen family' for a reason. Lord, but they keep me going when things are really tough. They catch me when I fall and support me in ways I'm sure I don't deserve. I love them all.


London... I've said it before and I'll say it again... I just love that place.


Wine... red wine, to be specific... Merlot and Pinot Noir, to be even more specific... with friends, always.


I'm not sure I love running yet... I used to and I want to again, so I'm working on it. I do know I love the feeling I have when I'm finished running, so that's something!


Days like these...


And nights like these...


Everyone knows I love books in general and I really loved this book in particular! It was easily my favorite this year. I think it's beyond cool when you find a story that makes you wish the people in it were real... and that you were living next door to them and sharing in their lives!


The sea... always the sea. Any sea, any coast, any country...


Travel... put me in a plane (train or automobile) going almost anywhere and I'm happy! (And hey, look where the little plane is pointed toward! :)


Ahem. Enough said...


Mostly I love that I finally figured out (after a year and a half), that if I load pictures into Blogger backwards (i.e. last one first), I don't have to do all that tedious dragging. Sometimes I'm so smart (and quick), it astonishes even me!

Hope your day is filled with things you love! XOXO

16 comments:

Blarney said...

Love you! Smooch!

blognut said...

I was all warm and fuzzy and "same, same, same" all the way through this post.

And then I got to Gerard Butler. Now I'm warm, fuzzy, and need a moment to gather myself... or something. heh. He is absolutely lickable.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Thank you Diane. I need a bit of this myself, today.

mo.stoneskin said...

Red wine and London ARE great things. Running is not and never will be. Sitting down and drinking wine is a great thing. You need to make sure you know that.

She said...

Hey, I finally made a list! ;-)

(I did make this list, right?!)

Love you!

~jill said...

other than the red wine and the running, I agree completely. The night camping picture is beautiful!

f1trey said...

Nice.......:)
Seeing the bright side..this made MY day..you did good!

mom seeks life said...

love them all...except the running. I am yet to experience what enjoying that would feel like ever since I faked an asthma attack trying to get out of a school cross-country race when I was 14 and still came last.

Mr. Knucklehead said...

Love the hammock and tent pics. Oh, and by the way, if you switch to the new Blogger format (you can find it under Settings, I think) it makes the picture managing so much easier.

Alyce said...

Ah, I've been having a few of those days where I need a positive list too, lately. Remember, the family you're actually related too are ok as well...at least some of them (i.e. the southern hemisphere ones, right?) Am sending lots of happyhappyhappy thoughts your way :-)

Michelle said...

Yum....yum yum yum

snort

xxx

tryn2bgreen said...

GREAT POST!!!!! I lost myself in a few of those pictures! Funny how reading your post just now, reaffirmed for me why it is I'm doing what I need to do, and that is exactly what I needed!! Thanks for sharing!

Jenners said...

Your post made ME happy ...thank you. Gorgeous photos! And the "potato peel" book is on my 2010 reading list!

dianne said...

Great post Diane, I love your pictures, it's nice to have reminders of what makes us happy. ♡

Sometimes Sophia said...

Great list, and the pictures you chose were fabulous. Thinking about all these lovely things was a needed break from the holiday madness. ;)

Mama Kat said...

That IS a great list! Love that book, love those days, love the wine (white for me), love it all!

I hope it helped calm your worries!