5.16.2012

small victories



it's all about the small victories in life, the little things, if you will.  it's about those random experiences for which we give thanks and celebrate a life fulfilled.  it's about moments that others may deem trivial and inconsequential, yet to one person, they add spark to the flame and light up a dark day.  it's about soaking up and relishing in the pure moments of exquisite happiness, and then taking a second to smile...and to respond with a simple, "thank you."  small victories make life beautiful and unexpected; they create memories and nourish the soul.  they are priceless.  

tonight my husband brought me this, a tiny pink flower from the patch of grass across from our apartment.  picked by hand, delivered with a kiss.   

he said three words that filled me with hope and love and joy.  

"because it's wednesday."

...and, you know, it's always a good idea to listen to andy.



what are some of your small victories recently? here are a few more bits of happiness from other blogs, too!

26 comments:

  1. Oh, I just really love this post and the Warhol quote-- how very true is that on just another ho hum Thursday.

    Aloha,
    I'm following your small victories now and can't wait to see what you get in to. We're riding the wave of life at localsugarhawaii.com, come over anytime we'll gladly make room for you on board.

    I found you on natthefatrat by the way.

    xoxo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. thank you so much nicole!! i look forward to popping over to your neck of the woods and checking out your blog this weekend :)

      xo, amanda

      ps. isn't nat just the best!?

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  2. Love this post - and your positivity! It's contagious!

    --kendall
    songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

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  3. You are one lucky girl! You're family is adorable and so is your blog... I'm your newest Pinterest follower! So happy you found me and thanks for commenting on my little blog, you made my night! The little things right? See you around :)

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  4. Oh my gosh how sweet is this!?!! He also matched the flower to your toenail polish! ;)

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    1. ha! i didn't even notice that :) he's pretty swell and i'm pretty lucky! happy weekend to you.

      xo, amanda

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  5. how cute :) a 12 year old boy on a scateboard yelled 'you are very sexy, miss' at me the other day, in a very polite fashion. I almost fell over backwards. totally made my day! definitely a small victory!!

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    1. that is AWESOME. what a wonderful victory ;) i love the unexpected things like that in life! thank you for stopping by and happy weekend to you.

      xo, amanda

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  6. LOVE that quote and this post.. because it's so true! So many times, we get caught up in our hectic lives, careers, etc. and forget to appreciate the smallest of moments. Love that your hubby took the time to appreciate you "just because"! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  7. how sweet and what a beautiful flower!

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  8. I really hope that I can find a sweet, loving man one day! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful family. <3

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    1. oh girl you so will!! thank you for your sweet words, and happy weekend to you!

      xo, amanda

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  9. Oh I love that quote!! So fantastic!! I need to work on that.

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  10. great blog :) spent the whole evening on reading your posts :)

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    1. you are so sweet, thank you! comments like yours just make my day :)

      happy weekend to you, girl!

      xo, amanda

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  11. Aww! Your husband is so sweet! Hmm, small thing for me was having a student come up to me at the bookstore the other day and thank me for reading Hunger Games to her class a couple years ago.

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    1. what a great feeling! anytime a student takes the time to say thank you it means so much :)

      xo, amanda

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    1. thank you, girl! have a happy weekend :)

      xo, amanda

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  13. So very true- I couldn't have said it better myself.

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  14. What a gorgeous post - you have such a beautiful husband and family!

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    1. thank you so much for your kind words sarah! have a happy day :)

      xo, amanda

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  15. I just found your blog and I'm loving it!Such a lovely post!And my husband's name is Andy too!

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    1. andrews are simply thee best :) thanks for stopping by, girl!

      xo, amanda

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  16. aren't you just the best? i love this. so sweet. just found your blog, and i'll definitely be following

    jemmza.blogspot.com

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    1. aw, thank you so much! what a kind comment :) and thank you for becoming a follower, girl!

      xo, amanda

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