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Finding Bright Spots

Posted by terrepruitt on June 26, 2014

Here is a beautiful picture of a place I am lucky enough to visit.  I was looking through my pictures and I thought I would share it.  I taught a Nia class this morning and we went to coffee afterwards.  It is so nice to have such a great group of students.  I also taught a yoga class this evening.  They are also a great group!  We have not gathered for a visit after class.  Not sure that will ever happen because I like to rush home to get dinner on the table.  But there is a very tasty taqueria really close so maybe one of these days we will go out after class.   Perhaps I can talk my husband into joining us, or at least promise him I’ll bring home a burrito!  This post is really just a filler.  I mentioned “stuff” in my last post.  Well, it is taking up my thoughts so I didn’t come up with an educational post.  I thought I would share some bright spots and remind you of your Goodie Jar.

If you are doing a Goodie Jar, I am using this post to do some checking in with you regarding it.  My wonderful students are often notes in my Goodie Jar.  Our current weather gets mentioned too.  Our weather has been very nice the past few days considering it is summer.  It has not been sweltering hot.  Yesterday my husband and I sat outside most of the day.   It wasn’t too hot to do so.  It even rained a bit last night.  We need rain so bad, it was nice to see the street wet this morning.  Since we need rain so badly it is so great that our temperatures are not so hot.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle YogaLast week my niece visited us.  She and I spent one afternoon making candles.  You may have seen my post about when we did it the first time?  Last time I made myself a candle.  This time I made a candle for my hubby.  A sun, because he is my sunshine.  With kitties below.  Hummingbirds because we love ours in our yard, along with our roses.  And then the words because, well, I love him.  The colors were just because my niece and I liked them.  My niece is a bit of a Disney fanatic so she made one that looks like a symbol of Minnie Mouse.  I did not take a good picture of it, but it was very cute.

I did mention two other bright spots in my last post.  One was the return of a Nia student to my Nia class and another student bringing his own yoga mat.  Well tonight I had another returning student.  It was to my yoga class.  There are many, many teachers around so it is so heart warming when a student returns to class.  Something to put in the jar of Good Things.

I have many bright spots to acknowledge and be thankful for.  How about you?  Are you still making notes / documenting the good things in your daily life?  Jotting down things that make you smile?  Here it is open for sharing.

14 Responses to “Finding Bright Spots”

  1. My French Heaven said

    Maybe I missed it as I was reading the post, but what is a “goodie jar” exactly?


    • I often link to my “Goodie Jar” post when I write about it. I didn’t here – originally, but I have since fixed that. It is a container in which you put notes (or whatever) of “good things” to read on Dec. 31st and have a smile review of the past year! 🙂



      • My French Heaven said

        What a fantastic idea! I guess one of the by products is that, as when you count your daily blessings (which I do), you tend to develop a healthy habit of noticing the good and then of course of living more in the present moment…


        • Yes. That is just ONE of the benefits. So it is a fun and “healthy” practice. I enjoyed reading the notes at the end of the year — or perhaps the beginning of the year 😉 — that is why I am doing it again this year.


          • My French Heaven said

            I’d think of it as a life long practice!


            • YES! It is a life long PRACTICE. Last year I did it with check-ins on Fridays because sometimes we need to be reminded! Life gets busy. I keep the jar on our counter along with a container full of paper to make it “easy” for us to do it and as a reminder.


  2. My French Heaven said

    The word seems quite self explanatory but still, I would like to know…


    • Yeah, sorry, Stéphane. I usually LINK to the post about it so as to help people know what it is. I was typing on my iPad and it does not allow for easy linking . . . plus I forgot. A little distracted. 🙂

      I would bet you would need a HUGE jar since you are sooooooo good at finding/spotting/recognizing/celebrating GOOD THINGS!

      Hugs to you my friend!


  3. niachick said

    YOU are a bright spot in my life!!! The Nutman business is a bright spot in my life and for the community, along with Sacred Space Studio. Our property with all the gardens and paths is definitely a bright spot. Nia, Reiki, Yoga are all brights spots. Thank you for the reminder to continue jotting down the good things. Love you.


    • You are a bright spot to me too. And your comments and love on our post on FB have been very helpful. Thank you.

      YEAH! Your property is awesome. It is a bright spot on the PLANET!

      Thank you for sharing some of your bright spots. Love you, too! XOXO


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