The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of itemizing is a bill. Someone who wants me to pay something lays it all out there for me – food, dry cleaning, car repairs. Itemizing is something I always associate with something negative.
No more. It’s time to itemize the good things. We take so much for granted – like my husband taking me for a ride every morning to get a hot coffee, or my daughters who fill my cup at dinner time with ice and cold water. I do take those things for granted – and I’m sure there’s a long list of other things I take for granted as well.
I’m going to start listing them – itemizing them – the list of the good things that happen to me every day. I know that’s just what I’ll need to get through those bad days we all have once in a while, where it feels like nothing is going well. I’ll pull out that itemized list and see – there’s more things going well than I think there are.