Tell Me Something Good – The Little Things

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we made it to friday – high fives for everyone! to be honest, i struggled with what to write about today. i wanted to share one specific, feel good story demonstrating something profoundly positive in the world but nothing came to me. i was talking to my husband and i started listing all the ‘little things’ that were good about this most recent week and our life but for whatever reason, they didn’t seem significant enough to warrant a blog post about them.

it was after an hour of laying around that i realized those small things are the exactly reason i started this weekly article of sharing goodness. how silly of me to so quickly lose sight of the fact that all of those little things in our lives that are going well are exactly the type of occurrences we should be paying more attention to!

in no specific order, here is what is on my list of goodness at the moment:

  • being in love
  • going to lunch with my dad (and seeing someone from high school – hi sarah!)
  • going for a 7 mile walk (!) with my husband along the south platte river and never running out of things to talk about

walking the south platte river

  • spending last weekend with my grandparents
  • seeing my grandma’s art in an art show (and insisting to take her photo by them just like she did for me growing up)! isn’t she so talented?!

nana painting

  • having our dog be so excited to see us when we get home
  • seeing a driver let two cars merge into her lane
  • the sun coming back out
  • seeing my husband in his element, being completely himself and delivering so much value in his keynote #proudwife

ryan avery

  • spending time with my mom
  • wheat thins being on sale
  • laughing about our starkly different pregnancies with my sister

nana pregnancy

  • having my health
  • the ability to buy $30 of fresh fruit from the grocery store
  • that we booked our *daughter’s* first flight for thanksgiving to dallas (lindsay – let’s go get that margarita since i was newly knocked up last time i was there)!

making that list was a helpful reminder that there are good things, both big and little, happening around us constantly. the kicker is that that i/you/we have to become more conscious of these things or we may not recognize them!

with that, i want to hear the big and little things of goodness happening in your world!

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15 Comments

  1. Jennifer Haston

    May 20, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Hey Chelsea! This blog really struck a chord with me.. Sometimes I struggle with what to write about too! I agree that the small things.. are really where the “good” is.. and I started to think about it.. Here are some “good” things happening.
    I am pregnant (not everyone who wants to be is)
    I am madly in love with my husband!
    I got to see our little girl move on Monday!
    I was recognized for my strong level of passion three times in one day.. I think it takes hearing it that “third” time for me to believe it!
    I am on Healthy Eating Day #4.. I am in a no drive thru challenge for 30 days.. I had two birthday cake oreos yesterday and let me just say.. divine.
    My sweet seamstress friend Jessi showed me the baby blanket she is making for us.. and it started to hit me.. I am going to be someone’s mom…. Anyway, this is a long-winded list of things that make me happye! Thank you for letting me share!

    • chelsea

      May 20, 2016 at 10:13 am

      glad you can relate jennifer and i totally love your list of the goodness in your life right now – thank you! how exciting you got to see your daughter move on monday – isn’t it wild?! well done on your healthy eating challenge too (and have you tried the cinnabon oreos?! actually…you may not want to because whoa).

      thank you so much for sharing and can’t wait to see the pretty baby blanket your friend is making you!

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  3. Elyse

    May 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Glad you could remember all the small but awesome things in your life, Chelsea!

    From last night’s ‘Gratefuls’ with my husband:

    Me – gluten free Indian food, coworkers that make my job awesome, that it didn’t rain on my walk to work, that I didn’t get stuck in the subway mess, our niece, summer hours at work, long weekends and having some ‘me time”.

    Him – Friends, my bike, long weekends, the start of patio season, air conditioned movie theatres.
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    • chelsea

      May 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

      oh yay that we got a sneak peek into the gratefuls between you and your husband! so happy you have great coworkers and that it didn’t walk on your way to work – yay!

      your husband is spot on with patio season starting YESSSS

  4. Audrey

    May 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Yay for exciting little things!! (And WOW your gma is talented!)

    I love reading through all these little things that make you happy- it reminds me to go out and do good (and notice the good)!
    Audrey recently posted…I’m Officially Working Out & Hell Has Frozen Over

    • chelsea

      May 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

      isn’t that painting so great?! she tends to downplay it but she works so hard increasing her skills and it really shows! happy friday audrey and now to go read about your working out!

  5. Helene

    May 20, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I adore this link up what a fantastic way to reach out to people and talk about the good stuff. How cool is your grandma?!

  6. Marilyn Jess

    May 23, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Little things…….the most important things in life. We miss them if we aren’t paying attention. Thanks for reminding us!

    • chelsea

      May 24, 2016 at 10:40 am

      right you are – we shall miss them if we aren’t paying attention (which is quite easy to do nowadays). thanks for your comment marilyn!

  7. chelsea jacobs

    May 23, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Wow-your grandma is so talented! That is beautiful!
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    • chelsea

      May 24, 2016 at 10:41 am

      isn’t she?! it’s been really amazing to see her grow in her art and it makes her so happy!

  8. Heather

    May 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Grateful for:
    health insurance
    sunshine
    chocolate
    forgiveness
    sleep

    • chelsea

      May 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

      oh those are all fantastic things to be thankful for. thank you for sharing those here heather!