Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's The Little Things

I never cease to be amazed at how much I can gripe about things that go wrong without equally stopping to be thankful for the things that go right. Those good little things just pass me by with nary a notice, but the minute something mildly wrong happens you won't hear the end of it. But when I sit down and look at it the good really does outweight the bad if I'll only take note of it.
Just this week:
1. Bad - my camera's focus system broke at the beginning of a wedding (panic). Good -Canon fixed the poor thing in just 5 days and for free! Yay for good customer service!
2. All Good - Free asian pear ginger kombucha. My coworker bought it, took one sip, and declared she couldn't stand it. I gladly took it off her hands.
3. Bad - three years ago when we got married we bought the cheapest mattress Ikea carried and our backs have been ruing the purchase ever since. Good - the mattress in the cheap rented NYC flat we stayed in this last weekend was even worse, making us actually look forward to getting back to our own comparatively cushy bed.
4. All Good - I am lucky enough to have a friend and a sibling who work at our local concert venue so courtesy of them today I get to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros over lunch and also The Cowboy Junkies tonight. I'm giddy about both.

5. Bad - the air conditioner in our house in Boise broke. Good - the new tenant is an HVAC guy and he can fix it cheap!
6. All good - our homeowners insurance premium is actually going down. That like never happens.
7. All good - squash blossoms in the CSA. Those are fun.


Marianne Elixir said...

I love lists. Thanks for sharing the good and bad from your week. It really does help to keep the whole picture in perspective!

I always get a little excited when "The Banshee Tree" lights up my in reader.

I hope your next week is filled with more good than bad too.

Melanie said...

Those mattresses WERE terrible. Except for the company, we were so glad to get home!

Billi London-Gray said...

That's pretty good, yo. :o)

To continue your theme:
Bad - Far from the Culvers. Far from Daniel. Far from lots of people I want to be near.
Good - Brother and sisterinlaw include me in everything during my single-girl summer.
Bad - Driving 60+ miles a day for the new job.
Good - I have a full-time job at long last.
All Good - Our summer weather has been altogether pleasant this year. I went for a walk in 75-degree air this morning. Whoa!

You bring up a good perspective on those little things.

JoAnna said...

Hi Sarah,

I love that shot. Just to let you know.

Lori said...

I like that you include an "all-good" bonus category. Fun. I think I'll try a list like this out on my giant family-central white board!