I haven't written a "Little Things" post in awhile. But I love taking time to appreciate the seemingly small things that made my week great. I started this series while Chris was deployed in the spring of 2010 and it was during those times that I really was thankful for the tiniest things that made me smile. And I still am thankful for those things.
This week, I'm thankful for...
... a sweetly wrapped package from a faraway bloggy friend.
... hitting 1,000 blog followers! (Ok, that's a big thing, actually...) So thankful for each of you who read and have become a huge part of my life.
... celebrating my blog milestone with Chris with a dinner of homemade bacon cheeseburgers (with pepperjack cheese, of course) and homemade fries. And not feeling guilty about all the grease, cuz what's a celebration without a little junk food??
... a night with no tv, phones or computer. Kicking Chris' butt at Bananagrams.
... starting a DIY project. It's been forever since I've done any DIY. Even if it's taking me forever to finish...
So, I've been toying with the idea of making my "Little Things" posts into a link up party. So, I just want to throw some feelers out there and see if you guys are interested and would link up with me on Fridays?
Your mission (should you choose to accept it, har har) would be to document some small things throughout the week that make you smile. A glass of soda. A pretty new nail polish. Freshly laundered towels. Whatever. Then link up here and visit others who have linked up.
I think this would be great for three reasons.
First, even in the midst of an awful week, focusing on small ways that God has blessed me is so helpful for my attitude. We are all thankful for friends, family, having jobs, etc. I know that God cares even about the small things and places those tiny blessings in our days purposefully.
Psalm 118:24 says "This is the day [or week!] the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
Also, I think it will be a great way for us to remember to pull out the camera and practice photography, even on seemingly mundane things like a coke bottle. I love having photos of my every day life to look back on!
Finally, I've been wanting to start a link up party for awhile as a way for you my readers, to benefit from my traffic somewhat and to meet other bloggers that hang out here at Aisle to Aloha. So, I am hoping this will be a great way for you to make some new friends!
Are you up for it? If I get enough interest, we'll do the first linkup next Friday. I'll let you know for sure early next week!
Have a fabulous holiday weekend! We've got some fun adventures in store for us- including a waterfall hike, some sunrise/sunset watching and surfing!