Friday, November 18, 2005

It doesn't take much

Recently, someone mentioned that it seems that the little things in life are the things that get me excited.

It's true, it doesn't take much to get me to smile.  Here's a few:

*When the moon is full, on a crisp clear night, I find myself pausing to look at it.  It's not like it won't happen again, but it's a nice surprise when I'm not expecting it.  And I'll grab someone else, and make them look too.

*Finding the perfect pen.  For the thousandth time.

*That serendipitous moment between adults, as you look at each other over the heads of the kids, and exchange an amused look at what the kids just did.

*The little grunting noises Max makes because he's happy to see me, wiggling his giant girth, reminding me he's still a puppy.

*Remembering someone's birthday.  On time.

*Hearing from an old friend.  (Bienvenidos, Crystal~)

*Hugs.  Little ones, big ones...

*Snuggling in the morning, making everyone late for school.

*A good hair day.

*Scruffy beards.  Because nothing will make the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up like that against my skin.  I'm ticklish.  It makes me laugh.

*Warm cookies.  As in <stage whisper> "Nolan, ask your Mom if she's gonna bake some cookies..." (because they see me in the kitchen with the big bowl)

*Sleepily rolling over and helping Audrey climb into my bed.  And as I reach to pat her back, bump into Mr W's hand beating me to it.

*Suddenly being the first in line in a crowded supermarket that only has two cashiers per 100 people, because <eureka!> someone opened up a new lane.

*Getting in the car for a long day of running from here to there, and hearing all my favorites.  Without resorting to the iPod.


Get back to me in about ten days, when the holiday madness will be in full swing.  I bet I won't be finding much to smile about then, as I battle some blue-haired snowbird for the primo parking spot at the mall.   

No, sir, an RV will not fit in "compact" parking.

Yup, as I rescue Audrey from the potentially limb-crushing effects of poorly wielded shopping carts, I think I'll be doing a bit more grimacing than grinning. 


suzypwr said...

Rushing outside right after a rain when the sun comes out - facing east, looking for that rainbow, hoping for a double one!


pixiedustnme said...

aw, what a superb list!

chseroo said...

The best one I have expierenced lately----> Hearing my oldest telling his friends how cool his mom is.


I like all of yours too.


nicurnmama said...

you and me doesn't take much at all.
hey, do you think i should take B of A up on the checking account offer?....ain't it great?

deniden said...

Marge grunts, too, lol. That is something simple that is so nice...


tdgulledge said...

Loved this entry! It made me smile reading it! I am going to add to this and write about what  makes me happy, the simple things, in my journal...! Tammy

bridgetteleigh75 said...

You know what one of my biggest joys in life is right now?  Actually getting to sleep in past 6:30 AM.  <sigh>  

I never get any sleep!


jcgeorgiapeach said...

Aww, I just love your list.  ~Peachy