Monday, April 23, 2012

"T" is for Think....

perceptions + quotes + reality =
A to Z Challenge~

My mind was prepared with no ‘OFF’ switch; seems I’m always creating, writing and thinking in my head. Believe me, I’m not begrudging my contemplations, I‘d just like to get a reprieve from them particularly during sleep hours.
Therefore, I ascertained as butterflies are released into the air so my thoughts are freed onto paper.  So to get underway, here are three things I think I think… ironically beginning with the letter “T”!

1.)   Tiny Treasures: in my sometimes eventful hectic days, I frequently overlook the abundance of tiny treasures in my life. The riches of my son’s giggle, a mug of my favorite specially prepared blend of coffee delivered to my writing space by my hubby and the kitty curled in my lap. More so the soft out-of-the-dryer blanket draped across my shoulders on a chilly day and scrumptious meals lovingly prepared by my husband who knows I hate to cook; tiny treasures indeed~


2.)  Treading into New Territory: Change, while challenging is good. Shaking things up provides a diverse shade of lenses to view life while also allowing and instigating self-discovery, reflection and rejuvenation.


3.)  Together:  The last two Saturdays ‘my boys’ have run in 5K road races. Scott, my husband has come in third in his age bracket while Nicholas has finished in the top ten in his division. Regardless of the position-their best placement was completed together.

So there you have it-three things I think I think. Well actually, I know…
“We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.”
By George Bernard Shaw


33 comments:

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Lovely post. I can tell your 'noticing' nature informs your writing. And what a great pic of your boys.

rkbsnana said...

I think a warm blanket from the dryer wrapped around your shoulders by a loved one is more than a tiny treasure. You are blessed.

Sally said...

So lovely to acknowledge the treasures (big and small)in your life. Love is made up of the many small things we do for others and that others do for us as well as the ocassional grand gesture.

Old Kitty said...

What wonderful T sentiments - love the last one best - your boys together! Yay! Take care
x

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great T post. Loved the Togetherness of your boys.

Yvonne.

Daisy Carter said...

What a great post - I especially love the tiny treasures. Makes me want to make a list of my own today and reminds me how important it is to count my blessings, however small they seem!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wonderful "tees."

I slithered into hot slacks from the dryer this morning, which definitely was a "treasure" on this freezing cold, snowy day!

A nice cup of Lady Grey tea in a few minutes, also will be a "treasure." I call those little things "happys." :-)

Kudos to your hubby and son, btw!

TexWisGirl said...

loved the tiny treasures. :) they make our days worthwhile.

Jaime said...

Wonderful post. I call my "tiny treasures" simple pleasures &, you're right, they're just amazing.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I loved this post! Those tiny treasures are so important. Hot coffee brought to you by your hubby, a kitty on your lap--that's the life! :-)

BTW, that's a HUGE treasure that your husband cooks for you! I hate to cook too. I'm going to show this post to my husband and remind him how good he cooks!

Love the photo of your boys! I think it's great they're running together.

Out on the prairie said...

i enjoy those tiny treasure you found,a very nice selection of thoughts

Ginny said...

You must be proud of them doing the race! YES to the Island Coconut K-Cups!!!!! They are my latest discovery and absolutely divine!!!! I'm headed to the store to buy more boxes.

Inger said...

Tiny treasures are so important and so good when we notice them. A wonderful post.

Arkansas Patti said...

Sweet post, you indeed have many treasures and how smart of you to realize that.

cleemckenzie said...

It's the tiny treasures that add up to wonderful memories.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is great to treasure your son's giggle...I need those warm blankets today! Yay for 5K

jen@ living a full life said...

Love your three "T's" - thought provoking as always!

Wanda said...

You Tiny Treasures, are what I put in my 1000 Gifts Journal. The little things that puts a bright spot in life.

And how great your "runners". Years ago when I was in my 40's my husband and I participated in several "Fun Runs". I would run the 2 mile, and he would run the 10K. It was so much fun. Now that I've lost the weight and exercising 5 days a week...wonder if I could do a 2 mile again.

Lynda R Young said...

Love that George Bernard Shaw quote.
There's something very special about togetherness.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

AWESOME Tiny Treasures.I think I need to try your special blend coffee. It looks YUMMY!

ScribblesFromJenn
Happy A to Z-ing!

A Quiet Corner said...

Your thinking served you well! Sometimes my brain feels dead...:)JP

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful post! I love tiny treasures too, and togetherness is awesome!

Tracy Jo said...

I think that I love this post. Those tiny treasures sound wonderful. Great pic of your boys!

Maple Lane said...

It's those small things that add up to precious memories through the years. Yeah for your two guys in the race!

Nancy said...

Love the last photo Tracy -- :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Lovely, lovely post! The pictures are wonderful. I like what you've done with the place, too. =D

Journaling Woman said...

This is a super cool post. I think it's my favorite. Maybe it's my fav because I am a recovering think-a-holic.

Let me think on that. Yes, I'm an over thinker, too.

Teresa

Susan Oloier said...

Wonderful post! Yes, I love my tiny treasures, too. I try to show gratitude for them every day. Treading in new territory is something I thrive on. I am a big advocate for change.
Congrats on your two guys finishing in the top ten and above!

Daisy said...

This is a great post, Tracy. I especially liked the tiny treasures. They are a joy indeed.

Beth Zimmerman said...

My brain keeps going long after my body turns off too! Some nights it keeps me awake. Others ... it's more like it pauses and when I awake ... I just pick up where I left off!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I love that your husband cooks! It's so nice that he and your son ran the 5k together too! What handsome and thoughtful boys you have! Julie

Amanda Trought said...

Tracy, so many treasures to be thankful for. Blessings, Amanda

Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
Art Blog

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that Shaw quote..... My "T" word --I think- I think-- would be TOUCH.... Since I was untouchable when I was younger, I have learned the value of touch these days... I LOVE it---I think, I think!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy