Sunday, October 10, 2010

Silly Celebration, Take Three

Did you notice the calendar today? It has become a tradition for me to celebrate this triple date. Last year, I celebrated nines. The year before, eights. I love to celebrate and any silly reason will do. So, today, in honor of the date and of being excited over the little things, I offer you...

Ten Lists of Ten
all lists in no particular order

Ten ways to take care of yourself
so you can take care of everyone else
  • make time for breakfast
  • read for at least a half hour every day
  • do that one thing on your to do list that keeps nagging at you
  • get your family outside and take a walk
  • buy yourself a delicious smelling shower gel and a new scrubbie
  • invest in a good pedicure at least once a season
  • that other thing on your to do list that keeps nagging at you? Mark it off. For good.
  • take yourself out on a date
  • watch your favorite chick flick and don't worry about the calories in your favorite snack
  • call your best friend

Ten youtube videos that will inspire you

Ten healthy(ish) snacks to try
  • pickled carrots
  • pickled okra
  • hummus and baked pita chips
  • peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • raw cauliflower with peach salsa
  • string cheese - surprisingly good
  • yogurt covered pretzels
  • wasabi almonds
  • apple slices and peanut butter
  • 1 piece of Dove dark chocolate

Ten posts that will make you smile

Ten things to be thankful for
  • every easy breath
  • good health
  • a job
  • the right to vote
  • laughter
  • good books
  • hot, running water
  • indoor plumbing
  • comfortable shoes
  • love

Ten websites to check out

Ten ways to say I love you

  • Creol - Mi aime jou
  • Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
  • Italian - Ti amo
  • Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
  • German - Ich liebe dich
  • Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
  • Lebanese - Bahibak
  • French - Je t'aime
  • Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
  • Dutch - Ik hou van jou

Ten books I read again and again

  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  • Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher
  • 84 Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
  • When Venus Fell by Deborah Smith
  • Underfoot in Show Business by Helene Hanff
  • Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
  • Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett

Ten habits that will bring you joy
  • spend some time each day with an animal
  • write down the day's blessings before you go to bed
  • take a walk every day
  • do a series of stretches each morning before you begin your day
  • drink lots and lots of water
  • write thank you notes for even the littlest things
  • sing. every single day. sing!
  • do it now - whatever your it is
  • try to do a random, secret act of kindness at least once a week
  • make time for your friends

Ten ways to bring more joy to others
  • work to be a more considerate driver
  • spend the day with your mother
  • mail a letter to your grandparents
  • start a weekly family night tradition
  • support a child through World Vision or similar
  • look for more ways to practice good manners
  • buy a child new crayons and two coloring books - join them
  • keep your word
  • give a grown up a silly gift, like bubbles or wax lips
  • be enthusiastic!

Mosaic credits: 1. 10, 2. Ten.Dez.Diez.Dix, 3. 10


Georgianna said...

Awww, you are so AWESOME!! I love that you celebrate the triple dates! It's not silly, it's fun! Sadly, I worked through the 10:10 am mark this morning and didn't notice until a few minutes later but sort of made up for it with by posting at 10:10 tonight. :)

I love your lists! I'm going to try at least some of each of them. (Not sure about the cauliflower but I love peach salsa.)

And thank you for the link to my whirling butterflies. You are such a honey!!!

love you, – g

A Box of Chocolates said...

oh again Relyn one of the most creative and wonderful lists lovin the youtube sites and the dates oh well actually all of it

Dawn said...

Thanks for the lists! I plan on investigating these more!

Jeanne said...

You are a ten in my book.
I love you dearly.
Your ten list is fabulous and so are you

willow said...

Happy Belated 10-10-10!

smith kaich jones said...

Your lists are the very best - always, always! You had me way before pickled okra, but that sealed the deal. I will be back to this page to visit all the wonderful places you give as gifts. YOU are a gift yourself, and celebrate is my word this week (you have ESP). Love you!!


Connie said...

Oh Wow Relyn, this is super duper fabulousness! Will be checking out the links as I get around to it :)

Tracy said...

LOVED this buffet of goodness & fun, Relyn! Saturday I had the day all to myself, and really treated myself to what I love--yoga, a facial & hair mask, pot tea & reading, writing/updating my journal, knitting, chocolate... It was bliss! I realized I need to take a day more often just for renewing my own spirit! Thanks for the fun, tips & reminders, my friend... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Erin Wallace said...

This is A-Mazing!! I'm going to come back and read tis again and spend lots of time with it when I have more time. So much greatness here (and thanks for including me - blushing)

xo Erin

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What an ambitious post...and such great lists! By the way, I just love new crayons and a wonderful coloring book. It can be so relaxing!

Elle Bee said...

I loved the photos on the whirling butterflies post. And I love your directive to sing! Oh how I love to sing! Especially praise songs. It just makes the day better. :o)

beth said... are amazing with all those lists !
honestly...truly amazing !!

Rita said...

I love, love, love your lists. Can't wait to visit those websites on there! Looking forward to the 11-11-11 list next year!

Char said...

very inspirational

Marilyn said...

Your lists enchant me. I do love reading some of the same books and just now holding a fur baby. Thanks so much.

Gillian said...

Most blessed and auspicious day...10-10-10
Love your lists, somethings to inspire all of us, thank you.

Gigi said...

First, I love that you celebrate triple-digit dates. Second, I love that you love lists. Third, I love that you love lists you made ten of them for this post. Fourth, I am honored that you included one of my posts in one of your lists. Fifth, I love how amazing and caring and funny you are. Sixth, you have listed several of my fave snacks and one of my all-time fave books. I've read The Secret Garden more times than I can count or even list! Seventh, you rock. Eighth, the wax lips made me laugh! Ninth, I want to be like you when I grow up. Tenth, thank you, sweet Relyn. xo Gigi

moonshin said...

i lov 'em ;) thank u...

Amy said...

Oh, I love it! And speakign of 10.10.10 ... my cousin turned 30. Now how fun would THAT be?! :)

HKatz said...

A very lovely cute idea to commemorate 10/10/10.

I laughed also because the last three items on your snacks list are favorites of mine too. Apples and peanut butter especially...

Derrick said...

I always make time for breakfast and reading but I just managed to lose an hour on You Tube! I wonder from where you get the energy for all these lists!

Oliag said...

I just love your lists! and I just spent over an hour exploring all the places you sent me to:)

Relyn said...

It doubles my pleasure to share things I have learned love. My lists make me happy.

Vickie said...

Wonderful lists! I let 10-10-10 get by without giving a lot of attention to it. I don't know why but between you and Anali, I've made up for it. This is what I was supposed to be doing and that is spending time here and there engaging in the joy of what you both see.

spread your wings said...

i've got to spend some time with this - will read later when i have more (time). look forward to the links you listed. this post must have taken you hours and hours. thanks

Jennifer Richardson said...

Thank you for the
100 smiles!!!
My heart stretched a mile:)
(and THANKS for mentioning
rabbithole ripples)

susanna said...

What a great post, Relyn. Thank you for the links. The "to live with faith" and "to make a big gesture" links brought happy tears to my eyes. What a good way to go to bed tonight. Thanks for that. :)

Anita said...

These are wonderful lists! You have inspired me to make my own.
Blessings to you and your family,

Charissa Steyn said...

Just found this post today! I love it :)

cristie said...

i like this post so so much. xox

Jeanie said...

Wish I'd thought to do that! Love your lists!

Jaime said...

Oh sweet Relyn, you have taken me on some beautiful journeys this morning...all those lovely links, and to be included amongst them makes me feel so amazing..thank you so much. I feel so incredibly inspired now...I was going to follow my usual morning routine, but no, not anymore...I am going to take myself out somewhere beautiful so I can create some pictures before fall has fallen away completely.
I love you....I love that I spent the first part of my morning with you, dear friend.

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