Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Daily Ten

My friend, Jamie, has started to do what she calls, "the daily ten" on her blog. She basically lists ten things she is grateful for that has happened to her that day. I love the idea and thought I would give it a try. I have been trying to focus more on the positive, and this is a great reminder.

1.) Sacrament meeting was especially inspiring today.
2.) Dan and I are going to New York City in March! Hooray!
3.) Every month at work we order cookies for our patients, and this month we ordered cookies I do not like. I have lost a couple pounds from not inhaling about 3 Otis Spunkmeyer cookies a day....and Dan has noticed ;)
4.) I had 3 women at church today ask me to help them decorate their houses.
5.) Dan and I got called to be "Ma" and "Pa's" for the upcoming pioneer trek for our stake. We will be in charge of about 9 youth, helping them learn about the pioneers, and to feel the spirit as we reenact what they went through.
6.) Today I watched a few of my friends with their babies in church, and I truly felt a strong desire to start a family. Something I have been struggling with for a while.
7.) Dan cooked me dinner tonight, and spent the entire evening with me, which is very rare,(not the cooking dinner part, but the breaking away from homework to hang out with me part. He cooks dinner all the time:)
8.) There are fresh flowers on my dinning room table, and I see them every time I walk into the room. Fresh flowers are one of my favorite things in the world.
9.) I was actually ten minutes early for church this morning, something our bishopbric has asked us to do. I have yet to manage that one. I have been 5 min, even 8 min early but never ten!
10.) I was able to finish a couple crafts I have been wanting to work on.

Now you try it!


camilla hallows said...

Love it! You're so cute lindsey!

Rhiannon said...

What a good idea! I'm going to try this!
I must say #5 would not have made my top 10 list! Thank goodness for people like you :)
I also loved #6! Babies are hard, but worth all the work & I really strongly believe that you cannot know true joy until you become a mother.
Also, I love all the new things you added to your blog very cute!

Dan said...

You did not mention the dinner sucked though. And I guess we are having a kid soon? Only if we can name him/her Hummer. It works both ways. (or I'll settle for Rice if that doesn't tickle your fancy. Also works both ways. No, I'm not joking.)

Mark and Caroline said...

Love it. Stealing it. And dan, my g-ms called all of us hummers. If she doesn't go for it then just make it the nick name that every one will eventually pick up. And do have kids soon linds. It truly will be the best thing you will ever do. I wouldnever lie to you. ;)

Jamie said...

yay!!! i'm so glad you started the daily 10! : )

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

That is a wonderful top ten! We missed seeing you at Christmas! But we can't wait for this Summer! Its going to be soooo great!

Rae said...

Hi! You don't know me but I'm Jamie's friend who started The Daily Ten. I'm so happy to see that it's spreading! Keep the positivity going. :)
I just wanted to say hi, and also had a few comments.
So excited for you that you're coming to the greatest city in the world! (I've lived here almost three years.) If you haven't been to NYC before you'll love it! (As long as the weather never know with March.)
I also LOVE fresh flowers.
Lastly, thanks for sharing that you struggle with your desire for a family. I have sort of had those same thoughts (but I'm single) and am happy to know I'm not the only one.
Anyway, thanks again for your daily ten!

Tara said...

That's a very good idea. I think I will try it. It sounds like you are doing well! And I love #6! Until you have a child of your own, you can never understand how much love you are capable of giving. Having kids has been difficult at times, but then is also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done up to this point in my life! ANd I think you would be a great mom!
Love ya

Kristin said...

Linds I love your list! that is so awesome you are going to New York? Like for fun? Thats so exciting! And kids????? I am so excited for you to have them! So I love your pic. Your hair is getting longer. I am groing mine out. My husband likes me better with long hair....haha men! Its fun for now, but is will grow fast....wink wink. Love ya girl!!

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The Jatens said...

I LOVE it! I can't wait to make one. Maybe this weekend I could get to the store. I love sharing ideas with you. Can't wait to see you in New york and I'm so excited you are coming to Vegas with me! We will have a wonderful time. I love you!

Cammi Olson said...

This is awesome! I don't know what i'm most excited about right now. The fact that you finally want to start a family, or that you are going to be ma and pa!!! :) I seriously loved my pioneer trek way back when, and i would LOVE to be a ma and pa someday. I couldn't help but think of you in a pioneer dress, speaking with an accent. I don't know why the accent came into mind, but it did.
I love you linds!