God, mentors, scholars, inspirational speakers, meditation experts and others say the best way to maintain a happy heart is to constantly be grateful for the good things in life. I’ve learned this to be true time and time again. I love taking pictures so at the end of each month, my phone is full of snapshots, selfies and videos. Creating these “Ten things to smile about” posts encourages me to stop, reflect and be thankful for various moments and experiences throughout the month.
There’s so much beauty and goodness in life. It’s important that we find it and hold on to it. So, while this post is a few days late, considering it’s already April 7, I wanted to publish it anyway. Below are ten things from the month of March that made me smile.
1). A rare one-on-one day with this little monkey.
2). Watching my big boy develop a genuine love and interest in aviation and his dream to become a pilot.
3). Playing Pictionary with loved ones.
4). A weekend getaway to a gorgeous bed & breakfast in Wytheville, VA.
5). Triatholon swim lessons with a dear friend and awesome swim coach.
6). Dinner dates with my dad.
7). Finding and purchasing an awesome used road bike.
8). Watching how happy packing meals for Stop Hunger Now made all of the students at the boys’ elementary school.
9). My sister sending adorable pics of little Maddie.
10). Training for my triathlon with determination. Five weeks to go and I’m getting excited!
I hope you all had a wonderful March. Here’s to an amazing April full of gratitude, smiles and new memories. Remember, it’s the simple things that make life so beautiful.