Monday, October 13, 2014

How Do You Spell Awesome? (31 Days, Day 13)

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Usually when I think of awesome things, they're grand, or larger than life, or something spectacular.

Often, though, awesome things come along quietly and curl up in your lap like a cat.

Last night I lay in bed thinking about yesterday's blog post and wondered about the differences in most of the things I put on my awesome list.  None of them were earth-shattering or huge or would even be of much importance to anyone other than me, yet that didn't make any of them any less amazing and awesome to me.

I do have dreams I'm chasing that ARE huge and earth-shattering, but I keep them close in my heart, mostly secret, and I know they may never happen.  That doesn't mean I don't think about these awesome dreams and when I can, actively work towards them, but I think it's important to keep my priorities straight and treasure the small wonders.  If someone can write a book about one thousand awesome things, all of which are simple yet so satisfying, then surely I can live more happily by embracing my own one thousand awesome things.

My wish for you today is for you to never lose sight of the simple things that mean so much.

Awesome can be written with a large capital "A" or a small, baby, lowercase "a", but they still spell the same thing and mean the same thing, don't they?

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.


  1. It's great to see you accomplishing an "awesome" commitment for the month of October. I enjoyed reading about your awesome thoughts & the enticement of kept secret thoughts. Which we all have. Thank you for sharing how awesome you are feeling!

  2. I've always been grateful that I find it easy to enjoy the small things in life. I feel that helps me to be a happier person overall. Today my awesome thing is changing into dry, warm wool socks after getting my feet soaked in the rain!

  3. This is a nice post and so true. Sometimes we take for granted the little things that are so awesome.

  4. As long as it's awesome to you, awesome it is. It's good to be happy with both big and small.

  5. Yes I agree with you. Awesome to you is what is important and it doesn't have to be huge. It's great when we can find awesome in small everyday things.

  6. Yes trying to find the awesomeness in the everyday can be a that we should try and accomplish...might make us fee better! Great post Lori!

  7. I believe that love, above any and all things, is the most important part of life. Love is the reason, lesson, the point for everything. Without love, as challenging as it can be at times, the ability to love unconditionally would be at the top of my 'Awesome List'.


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