I'm sure you've heard of Schmutzie's Grace in Small Things. [Well, you have unless you're my family member who only reads this blog.] A full year of chronicling the good we tend to overlook when the bad swirls around us. In the "application" to join the ning, there's a place to explain why you want to do it. This is what I said:
I've been looking at Schmutzie's lists for a long time. It's been a shitty run of things around me. I'd like to turn that tide by paying as much attention to the good.
And that's why I'm here, on this first day of Lent, an introspective day if ever there was one. [Come on, folks, I won't go all religion on you.] [Not that there's anything wrong with that.]
1. A husband who makes me the envy of my women friends -- and, no, not just the divorced ones.
2. Black and steamin' hot coffee in the first moments of awakening.
4. My kids cracking jokes that are actually funny.
5. Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music" or in "Shrek 2."