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. 

After several weeks off from The Little Bliss List, I’m back! I wonder if you’ll rejoin me here?

Though I haven’t been posting my blissful moments for all to see, this weekly practice has seeped into my bones and worked its way into my heart – so I’ve found myself making mental notes at the end of each week of all the joy that came my way.

This past week, I’ve been so aware of the simple blessings in my life, in the wake of all the devastation Hurricane Sandy left behind. So often, I’ve found myself giving silent thanks when I turn on a light or send a text message or sip hot coffee. I hate that it takes a disaster to remind me how lucky I am – but also grateful for the wake-up call.

Let’s see…other good stuff. I had coffee with my favorite high school teacher, Mim. I still feel so lucky, two decades later, that she waltzed into my life – and is still in it.

Last night, as I was reading Harry Potter aloud to Ryder, I kept messing up words – and it was way funnier with my flubs. He wanted me to read the sentences over and over with the mistakes. Ha!

Oh, and yesterday my cell phone froze for four hours  – but came back to life with perfect timing. After a lunch meeting with this smart cookie, I rushed over to the mall, hoping I could head to the store for quick help and get home before the boys’ school buses arrived. But as soon as I turned into the mall parking lot, I heard a ding! Inexplicably, my phone had suddenly fixed itself and was good as new again. As I turned around and drove home, I blissed out over all I’d just gained: a few extra minutes, a working phone, sweet relief.

So, what about you? I’d love to know you’re still out there, counting your own blessings and following your bliss. You can leave a comment – or participate in the linky party below through Sunday at midnight central {and click on other entries below to visit other blissful bloggers}.

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