last days of school - boys in a circle

Every Friday, the Little Bliss List provides a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness this week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing those small gifts in our lives, we help others notice the gifts in theirs. 

Schoooooool’s out for summer! The first official day of summer may not be for a couple of weeks, but we’re kicking off the season early around here. Lots of little bits of bliss for us this week – and I hope the same is true in your corner of the world…

1) I got choked up a couple of times writing thank you notes and saying goodbye to the awesome teachers who blessed my boys’ lives this year. In fact, when I asked Ryder how he felt about ending third grade, his first thought was how much he’ll miss his teacher. I’m so grateful for teachers who are innovative, energetic and creative; they possess superpowers that allow kids like mine to shine.

2) I kicked off my Happy Summer Action Plan by making sure to work a bit outside several days this week, including sitting under an umbrella table overlooking one of my favorite spots – the marsh at The Marsh. I’m stocking up on Vitamin D…better than any happy pill!

3)  I had a three hour breakfast with my webmaster extraordinaire, Michele. And yes, we talked about blogs, web sites and business almost the whole time…which was fantastic! {By the way, she wrote a lovely blog post recently about our work together}

4) It was so fun watching my big boy {officially a fourth grader now!} flaunt his independence and hang with his buddies at school events. I remember some of these boys needing their mamas to stick around at birthday parties…how did they all get so big??

5) I received the sweetest notes this week from new readers and loyal followers  – and remembered to tuck them away in my Celebrations folder! It’s such an honor when I can help someone see life in a new light; I feel like I should be writing thank you notes to them!

So, what’s making you smile from ear to ear these days? Scatter joy today and let others know what’s making you happy by sharing your own little bliss list in the comment section or via your own blog – and please visit others who post their bliss here {just click on their photos below}! If you prefer, you can participate in the link party below through Sunday at midnight central.

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