Eight Days In, And A SMILE!

@Courtlynn (57252)
United States
January 8, 2018 7:49pm CST
While in the shower tonight, I started comparing these first eight days of 2018 to how the start of 2017 was.. and wouldn't you know.. a smile appeared. As, so far this year, * I babysat one set of little cousins. * My mom and I babysat my niece and nephew. * We got some snow! * We were invited to my cousins birthday thing. * We got our new vacuum, and it works great! * We saw my cousin, and her kids at the store and walked around together. * We've had most of our favorite home-cooked meals, some twice. * We've only gotten fast food once, and we didn't buy it. * My boyfriend was just here for about five days. * We got a new blender. * MyLot paid, "early". Etc. And although many of those probably wouldn't be big things to most of you, they are to me, and my mom. Especially after how 2017 was for us, and most definitely after how January 2017 was! Which only three people here know about.. So.. yeah, I'm going to take all these "wins" and hold on tight to them in my head and heart.
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@shaggin (41375)
• United States
10 Jan 18
As I was reading through your list it reminded me of what a sweetheart you are. I love how you find such blessings in such simple things. You at always thankful for the things and people you have in your life. Stop taunting me about not being one of the three to know what went on
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
10 Jan 18
Aw, thanks. When you've gone through so much, you have to find the good in whatever you can.
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@shaggin (41375)
• United States
10 Jan 18
@Courtlynn I agree and it's better to think positively any way you can!
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
10 Jan 18
@shaggin yup.. some days are easier than others though
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@just4him (137760)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 18
That's a great way to start the year. I hope the rest of the year is blessed and very happy.
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Thank you very much.
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@just4him (137760)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jan 18
@Courtlynn You're welcome.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
9 Jan 18
Great start! I hope you will keep it up! Please inform us all about your astonishing other days too! We are glad to hear that!
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Thanks. Hope so
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
9 Jan 18
@Courtlynn Yeah let’s hope so! Thank you!
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@kanchan10 (3649)
• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 18
little things in life are so enjoyable and memorable. family remains such a great part in our life.
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Yes, when we have family
@Srbageldog (8231)
• United States
9 Jan 18
That's awesome. I'm glad this year is treating you nicely so far.
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Thank you!
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@BelleStarr (40818)
• United States
9 Jan 18
I am so glad that the new year is off to a great start for you, I am having a good year too.
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Very glad you are too! Thank you!
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@JohnRoberts (70596)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jan 18
I keep saying you are on a roll!
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
You have no idea, compared to last year.
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@Marty1 (40159)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Jan 18
Those sound like great things to happen to you! I am so happy for you!
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@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Thank you. I'm glad this year is starting different. And hopefully it stays mostly good throughout the year.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Jan 18
Just remember you are the one who decides how this year is gonna go.
@Courtlynn (57252)
• United States
9 Jan 18
Not really. As life happens, and other people can ruin things for you. Otherwise, last year wouldn't have been how it was.. But yeah.