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Life. Literacy. Learn. Lead.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#SOLSC15 Day 31

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers and the Slice of Life writing community for providing this opportunity to share our "slices." Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to share our work. Check out the other slices and join in the fun!


What Good Days Are Made Of

Good days are made of s-l-o-w to start mornings. This morning my boys played together and I sipped coffee from my new Today Show mug. There were puzzles, games, and cute conversations.

Good days are made of staying at home. I love to do little random things around the house. Maybe it is organizing a cupboard, catching up on cleaning, or reading through slices.

Good days are made of making breakfast. Every morning is so rushed. On days off (like this week being on spring break), I get to make the kids breakfast, cut their fruit, and hang at the breakfast bar chatting away with them.

Good days are made of sitting in the cuddle chair. I love when I get to sit in our chair-and-a-half and our 80 lb Labroodle hops up there like he's a lapdog. Add a 3 year old and then a 6 year and the chair becomes smaller by the minute.

Good days are made of spontaneous fun. Today my best friend came over with her two girls. We laughed, played, had pizza night, and baked cupcakes. She lives in Virginia and we never get to have afternoons/nights like these.

Good days are made of homemade happy hours. Slice up some cheese, pour some wine, and throw on some good music. Of course the company is most important.

Good days are made of great read alouds. Doesn't matter if it is my kids at home or at school, there's nothing like a moment with good reads such as Beautiful Oops, Elephant and Piggie, Press Here, Hop on Pop, One Smile, My Rotten Red-Headed Older Brother, and The Night Tree. 

Good days are made of risk-tasking. I love trying something new. Sure, it can be unsettling, but the satisfaction of meeting a challenge head-on really ranks as one of my favorites! Slicing during this month has been that for me.

Good days are made of simplicity. I love the quiet days, the nothing-out-of-the-ordinary days, and the no frills sort of days. I'm actually quite happy with these kind of days because it means my family is together another day with nothing "eventful" to stress us out. I pause to thank God for these sort of days often.

Good days are made of richness.
rich in health
rich in happiness
rich in humor
rich in kindness
rich in love

Wishing all my fellow slicers who I've come to know through slices and comments, good days that are made of these and whatever YOU consider to be your top-choices.

I hope to see you all on Tuesdays. Thanks for making my first experience a great one.


  1. This is beautiful, Marcie. I love the format, and all the ingredients of your good days. So glad to have "met" you this month. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you in real life last Saturday, but we can look forward to October. Wishing you more good days during your break!

  2. Your good days are rich in the things that matter!

  3. What a great "good day!" Love it!

  4. I think that is one of my favorite parts of slicing-- it forces you to find the "good" in each day, just as you so beautifully wrote. Good days seem easier to find when you're on a slice hunt at the same time! So well written!

  5. I am so glad you enjoyed and participated in this challenge. It is rewarding to introduce someone to something that is as wonderful as this community. It makes for many "good days!" Looking forward to reading more on Tuesdays. If you are up for some poetry writing, several of us are playing with poetry this month! :)

  6. This was such a wonderful post! Your day is what it is all about. I love how the chair kept getting smaller as it filled with love. Keep writing and I hope to read you on Tuesdays.

  7. This was such a wonderful post! Your day is what it is all about. I love how the chair kept getting smaller as it filled with love. Keep writing and I hope to read you on Tuesdays.

  8. Another day of wonderful words! I love how you wrote about good days. God is good.

    It's been a joy to visit here!

    Thank you for your encouraging comments. They made my heart smile!