Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Good Thing

I haven't been recording my Good Things on the blog lately, but my life is still full of 'em. (I do try to put them on Twitter!)

Here's one: the Director of the enrichment program where Ryan takes chess just sent an email reminding people to bring peanut-free snacks to the End of the Year Party tomorrow. (There are a couple other kids with PA at the center, too.) She didn't have to do that! I emailed a Thank You right away. It's those little things that make me always want to sign up my kids for classes with her program!

Another Good Thing: sitting outside on a lovely spring day with the kids, watching Ryan sell flowers at the flower store he's been setting up all afternoon. (Yes, I got pictures!)


Rachel said...

The spring weather makes everything seem better! I'd like to see those "flower store" pics!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for those pics. Ryan is just too cute. I love that entrepreneurial spirit!

Jennifer B said...

Smart idea, taking note of good things. It is so easy to focus on not-so-good things!

Kevin McAllister said...

The flower store is awesome! If I lived even remotely nearby I'd be stopping by to buy one. I am unequivocally in favor of lemonade stands. If there was a yearly walk supporting child entrepreneurship I'd go, and buy lemonade from everyone. Or better yet unsweetened tea.

Rational Jenn said...

Hey there! I love the Good Things idea--I'm much happier when I take the time to focus on the positive. Accentuate the positive, you know. Got the idea from Amy at The Little Things (http://amymossoff.com).

Ryan is such an entrepreneur--I was the same way as a kid. I organize a bottle cap collection business (we collected them--nobody wanted to buy them for some reason!) and ran a magazine (Kid Press--think my grandma still has copies!) and wrote and directed plays and did all kinds of stuff like that.

I always say--and I mean it!--that I don't care what my kids do when they grow up--as long as they move out of my house. (And as long as it's, you know, not immoral or anything--mafia hitman, for example). I know we won't have to worry about Ryan--he'll be able to support himself!