Good Things

by agoodnow

I have been in a rotten mood lately, so I decided to write a list of the small things today that have been good rather than sitting down and harping on the bad.

Good things that have happened in the last 24 hours:

I woke up this morning and made the executive decision to not get out of bed……..of course, until I absolutely had to.

I did not shave this morning because I didn’t feel like it.

I convinced my boss to host our weekly “activity” meeting at Starbucks.  (I’m singing “Andrew got free cof-fee….Andrew got free cof-fee.”   All while doing the cabbage-patch dance at my desk.  It is a sight to behold)

I worked on my book, doing some editing last night.  I felt like I made great progress.   I feel like it is relevant and funny.  I am proud of the work I have done and I should be.

Did I mention the free coffee?

I packed my gym bag so that I am nearly forced to go lift after work.  It’s ab day.   After that I’m going tanning and doing laundry.  Maybe I’ll get my hair cropped tight and pick up an Ed Hardy shirt.

Last night I made dinner.

I have a discount card that will get me 10% off of my lunches moving forward.  As someone who likes eating that will come in handy.

I’m going to buy running sneakers this week.

I made plans to have lunch with a good friend of mine that I have not seen in what feels like forever.

I have a friend who keeps writing me emails about going to Australia.  I appreciate that he cares about me so much as to want me to move half way around the world. 

The Patriots play tonight.

I am a big fan of my new glasses. 


I have decided that the following things are dumb:

1. Five day work weeks.

2. Hip pain

3. Taxes

4. The temperature in my office.  I should be wearing gloves right now.

5. The fact that NOBODY has offered to let me read a copy of their Catcher in the Rye

6. I played golf ONCE this summer.

7. I have not been on an “Andrew Vacation” in 17 months.

I have the ability to change 6 out of the 7 things on that list. 

That’s another thing to feel good about.