Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Alive again!

I really love the concept of this site but I find it hard to keep it going since it's so new and not exactly overburdened with followers. :) However, it makes a difference to me, and to at least a few other people, and that's enough. That, in itself, is a lovely little thing. :)

So the Twitter account (!/lovelylthings) will be active again, and I hope you'll use the #tinyjoy hashtag to post about things that make you happy and add to your life!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (July 3, 2011)

The utter best lovely little thing is that I've come back to this! I adore the concept of it but it turns out to be so hard to maintain. I get busy and it slips away.

Which is EXACTLY what I was trying to avoid by doing this in the first place. :)

So I'm back and I will work throughout July on getting clear on how I'll take good care of "Lovely Little Things" moving forward.

For now, I know that on Twitter I'll be using the hashtag #tinyjoy when I post. If you have some wonderLinkful little detail you'd like to share, feel free to use the hashtag and I'll gladly repost your moment!

I'd also like to share this one:
A #tinyjoy from @CreativeTeddi: "the viewing of a 9-month-old Gorilla at the Buffalo zoo through the eyes of a child. It melted my heart."
Can't you just see it?

Have a wonderful week, filled with lovely little things! :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (Dec 4, 2010)

This has been a STRANGE week. We had a cat arrive in our lives by an unexpected method. She won't replace our cat who died in November of liver cancer but she is certainly taking the edge off that sadness.

As a result of the oddities of the week, I didn't post much, and I probably won't for the next two weeks either. We're off to Florida next weekend and I am woefully unprepared. But I WILL post on my return!

For this week, my favorite lovely little thing:

My mother loved my most recently released novel. She HASN'T loved everything I've done so I'm thrilled. :)

Up until this book, she felt that my best work was the first draft of my first book. It's nice to know I'm back to where I started. :)

Have a lovely week!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (Nov 27, 2010)

A few things I loved this week:

  • RT @alisonbova: "We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick
  • RT @madsmonsen: RT @dennycoates: "Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy." - Jacques Maritain
  • #gratitude journal seem like too much work? How about tweeting just one thing you love every day?
That last was my idea, but I like it anyhow. :)

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (Nov 21, 2010)

I've been working hard this week and am thrilled with the results. I hope you're thrilled with your week too!

A few of my favorites from the Twitter feed this week:

  • A retweet from @channing_h: "Gratitude. There are those less fortunate than you who wonder why you do not appreciate all that you have."
  • One of my favorite quotations: ""Success is loving life and daring to live it." ~Maya Angelou"
  • A thought I had as I worked on my next book: "If you work like a dog, you can purr like a kitten at all your #achievements. :)"
Have a wonderful week, and watch for the lovely little things in life!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (Nov 14, 2010)

My apologies for not posting a summary last weekend; we had to have our precious cat put to sleep on Saturday and I was having a hard time seeing anything lovely.

Now, I'm doing better, and I can remember how adorable she was and how sweet. Having her in my life, even if only for five years, is definitely a lovely little thing.

I also like the $11.2 million lottery winning couple who've given nearly all of it away.

And finally, a cute video:
Tigers/leopards/lynx playing with pumpkins!

Have a wonderful week, watching for the lovely little things. :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

This week's best "Lovely Little Things" (Oct 31, 2010)

I have a few great ones from this week to share with you.

First, there's the cute Gratitude Dance video, at It made me laugh, and that's a good thing, right?

Second, I love this quote from @HarmonicLife: "There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." Yesterday I was having iPhone issues and was frustrated, and then had a flash of "sure, but you have the money to have an iPhone" and calmed myself down. Rereading this quote this morning has even more meaning for me as a result.

And finally, I have a guest post I wrote for an online friend's blog, about my five favorite motivational quotes. Check it out at and maybe you'll find your new fav!

Have a calm and quietly joyful week. :) Oh yes, and happy Halloween! :)