Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

The Little Things

Every Thursday, I read Ali’s Thankful Thursday Thing, and it makes me smile, if even just for a few minutes at the beginning of a long day.

This week has been a good one. Nothing terribly exciting or wonderful has happened, but it’s still just been a decent week.

I got in two morning runs before work this week, and one mini-CrossFit workout.

I blew off politely declined plans tonight to stay at work late and then go to yoga.

The class was really crowded, and any time I did any pose where my head was at the top of my mat, my head was just inches away from the feet of the dude in front of me. Which is not as pleasant as you would imagine, shockingly. I spent the first few minutes really grumpy and even contemplated walking out, but finally decided even semi-crappy yoga would be better than no yoga. (Much like pizza…and other things.)

And sure enough, after a few sun salutations, I’d released a whole bunch of stress and grumpiness.

And as I walked home and saw the Empire State Building ahead of me, I felt very thankful.


(I was not yoga drunk. This is an old picture from a foggy night.)

I’ve had many blessings in this life, but it’s the little things that make me really happy.

Like the yoga class that was nowhere near as crappy as expected.

A cool night.

A sweet, happy little dog that’s always very happy to see me.


Leftover maple and bacon Brussels sprouts over brown rice.


Brown rice that is ready in 90 seconds, making for a dinner that came together in approximately 120 seconds.

No early morning meetings or workouts planned tomorrow, for the first time this week. (Oh, let’s be real: this is really the most exciting part of this list.)

A half-marathon on Sunday.

One of my blogging buddies having just moved to NYC!

What are the little things that make you happy?