Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Lately I feel like I start just about every blog post by saying:

“It’s been a crazy/busy week . . .”

To the point where I feel like it’s become my very own personal:

“It was a dark and stormy night . . .”

And yet, just because something veers toward the cliché doesn’t make it any less true, and this week has already proved to be both crazy/busy and dark and stormy, so, there you go!

But even in the midst of all that activity, I’ve still managed to carve out some time for my Five. In fact, the more I live this Five lifestyle, the more ingrained it becomes, to where I’m constantly on the lookout for new opportunities, as well as new things to write about.

And so, while I was enjoying a really nice b-day dinner last week, our extremely entertaining waiter mentioned something about a book drive he was involved in, and as soon as I returned home, I packed up signed copies of the first three books in The Immortals series and sent them off.

And then just two days before, while reading Kay’s Five, I decided to make my own donation toward clean drinking water in honor of Alyssa Milano’s b-day (such a great idea—wish I’d known about it last week when it was my b-day, but I’m totally doing that some day!).

Both of which, were easy and spontaneous, and totally covered my random acts of charity vow!

And to aid me in my no snark/no ranting vow, I recently downloaded a gratitude journal App onto my iPhone and I make sure to write in it on a regular basis—especially on the days that aren’t going quite as well as I’d like, since it forces me to list all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for, (which makes all the not-so-great stuff totally fade in comparison!)!

So, that’s it for me—how about you?

Are you Living Your Five?


  1. Great job, Alyson! One of the things I love most about Living Your Five is how even the littlest things can add up to something great.

    And, btw, (late) Happy Birthday!

  2. Awesome, Alyson! What a lovely thing to do on your birthday. :-) (And happy birthday!) I have always wanted to keep a gratitude journal, and you've just inspired me to finally do it. Thank you!

  3. Kay- It's a good way to keep it all in perspective!

  4. I love most about Living Your Five is how even the littlest things can add up to something great.

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