Good Things

An on-going compilation of all the good things in life.  Little pleasures.

little things

  • sleeping in just a little bit on a week day
  • the smell of damp earth in the morning after it’s rained all night
  • lunch dates
  • the feeling of warm sand between my toes at the beach
  • getting a package in the mail
  • pedicures
  • Thai food so spicy that it makes my eyes water
  • kisses
  • little surprise gifts for no reason at all
  • sipping Lillet in the sunshine
  • the feeling of a warm breeze blowing your hair against my bare shoulders
  • handwritten notes
  • driving home with the car windows rolled down and the music turned up
  • hearing birds chirp for the first time each spring
  • listening to thunderstorms while under the covers
  • new ink
  • a cashmere sweater on a cold day
  • being read to out loud
  • bubble baths
  • great smelling men’s cologne 
  • picnics
  • that “new book” smell
  • that “old book” smell of a good used bookstore
  • crisp, clean, fresh sheets against bare skin
  • a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar in the ‘fridge
  • Champagne (and the accompanying giggles I get from drinking it)
  • flying a kite
  • spending the afternoon at a great museum
  • a fresh box of crayons
  • Sunday brunch
  • an exercise endorphin high
  • that first cup of coffee made from a new bag of beans
  • slowly savoring a single piece of dark chocolate
  • a great bottle of wine
  • an afternoon nap
  • getting green lights all the way home
  • having your hair stroked 
  • the smell of gasoline
  • flossing
  • the smell of onions and garlic simmering on the stove
  • a fire in the fireplace on a cold night
  • hot chocolate made from scratch
  • lazy Sunday mornings with a pot of coffee and the paper
  • farmer’s markets
  • singing in the shower
  • popping bubble wrap 
  • floating in the ocean
  • the smell of freshly cut grass
  • cooking a wonderful meal
  • poetry that resonates with me
  • inside jokes 
  • the way your dog greets you when you get home (I really miss that!)
  • the sound of my camera shutter
  • checking something off my to-do list

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