January 14, 2012


I am smiling today. In 4 days I am picking my sister up from the airport with my brother! We rarely get to do anything just the three of us so this will be a treat (or a torture hee hee).

This picture is of a little balloon that the cutest red-headed little girl gave to me. It stays on my desk to help remind me that it is perfectly acceptable to smile anytime and anywhere. It is amazing how much a little smile can change things. It also reminds me of someone very special in my life who always seems to be positive and always cracking jokes about life. I'm so glad to have amazing people in my life.

I smile today also because I have one of my best friends back. Having spent time in non-contact with them, I realized I couldn't even begin to imagine my life without this person. Scary and yet amazing. So proud I am of all that he has accomplished. In pure awe and amazement I watch this person grow and inspire the people around him. I am certainly one who is inspired by him on a daily basis.

I smile as I look out the window at the snow. Sure I'd love to be somewhere warm right now but I'm not sure I could trade the beauty of winter for that right now.

I smile and laugh as I see my to-do list sitting on the box next to my bed. It is long but accomplishable.

On that note I am off to get started on the list. :)