Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simply things that make me happy...

coloring (yes, grown-ups can do it, too)

crisp cotton sheets

soft skin

old family recipes

the first flowers coming up in spring

sleeping in

an exercise endorphin high

window boxes

a perfect cup of coffee

a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)

the way puppies smell

a handwritten letter or card 

waking up in a good mood...for no real reason

singing in the shower

finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket

doing something nice for your friend that only costs you time

a home cooked meal

laughing... I mean, really laughing...

movie theater popcorn

playing hookey

a bubble bath


an afternoon nap

stumbling upon new music that makes your heart skip a beat

your favorite song

saying thank you

helping someone in need

old fashioned photo booths

fresh whipped cream

inspiring blogs

a glass of wine

rainy afternoons

the way my cat talks to me to get my attention 

a novel you can get lost in

finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale

clean laundry

the wind in your hair

treating the person behind you at the drive-thru

sharing an umbrella

the smell of lavender

a long walk that clears your head

a bear hug


smiling at a stranger

eating with chopsticks (Chinese food optional)


staying in your pj's all day

singing along to the radio and knowing all the words

fresh herbs


ordering in pizza

happy endings...even if they're fictional

flying a kite


root beer floats

holding open the door...

...or having someone hold the door for you

fountain soda, preferably rootbeer 

white, fluffy towels


spending the day in a beautiful hotel room

spending an afternoon in a thrift store

really great advice

green lights all the way home

the sound of rain hitting the windows

sitting in a booth

holding hands

a great hair day with no effort

building a fort with your kids *when you have them*

falling asleep with your head on someone's shoulder

fireflies - i MUST see them one day

the perfect burrito


slow dancing

the smell of fresh-baked bread

watching the same movies over & over again

great stories

the smell of gasoline

the cold side of the pillow

love letters

looking at houses and dreaming i owned them

old friends... friends

a pull-through parking space

a baguette -- crisp on the outside, airy on the inside

when a dog licks your hand

sitting at the counter at an old-fashioned diner

using your favorite dishes

reading your child a bedtime story

Girl Scout Cookies


going to an amazing concert & singing/dancing until you cant any more

kissing someone you love

the smell of onions and garlic cooking

Ordering desert

hot chocolate

jumping in puddles

old photographs

birds hopping on the sidewalk

Marilyn Monroe 

a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar

your softest t-shirt

a new magazine in the mail



having exact change

Stargazer lillies

bacon and pancakes cooking on Saturday morning

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