February 23, 2011

Things That Make Me Smile

It is no secret that I have been going through a rather difficult season in my life.  It happens to the best of us, eh?  I can't help but to notice that my appreciation for the sweeter things in life goes up substantially with the contrast of more trying times.

Just for fun, and a lift, here's some of the things that make me smile.  Perhaps they make you smile, too...

puppy breath


how my cat makes himself into a fur ball with his front paws tucked up under his chest


modern piano instrumental of the old hymns


old photos of my parents


good night hugs from my youngest son


laughing with beloved friends until my stomach hurts


heartfelt worship


a long, hot shower


good hair days


feeling strong


hearing my Mom's voice in my head


the feel of speed upon entering the freeway


that first sip of hot coffee in the morning


snuggling in for another hour of sleep in the morning


singing with good friends


sweet memories


my Jedi boots


getting 'poked' on facebook


hearing of a friend getting engaged


sharing good wine with my bestie


my husband snoring


conversations that last deep into the night


crossing things off the do-list


a clean kitchen and folded laundry


helping a friend in need


making the cashier smile at the grocery store


dreaming about those that you will never see again


sitting in a chair with my legs all tucked up


tea at Marilyn's


finding great new music


thinking about a time when things will be easier


Now, it's your turn...

3 comments:

Ari C'rona said...

Hmm... let's see.

Sunny D chasing his tail on the couch.

Jacob laughing.

Reading the 'gratefuls' in the mornings.

The thought of spending time with close friends.

Reading just the right verse or quote that someone posts on FB.

The thought of travel.

Apple fritters with my Starbucks.

Peanut buster parfaits on a road trip.

Long, deep conversations with my bestie.

Conversing without words.

Time with our dear friend, Barb.

Sorry to repeat, but laughing unreservedly with dear friends.

Sitting in my favorite chair with a good book and a cup of tea.

Larry getting all riled up over an injustice.

Talking with my mom.

Looking at photos of shared memories.

Watching SW with my bestie.

Mama Cache said...

Puppy breath . . . it makes me smile, too; and I have not thought about it in years!

I just finished looking at my face in the mirror this morning and saying to myself, "Girl, you do not smile enough. Those lines are in the wrong places."

Cannot believe you posted this today. ;-)

Stacy Christian said...

Hmmm...

Fluffy baby bunnies
Silly puns from J
Hugs from M
The word "Hi!"
Isaiah 65:17-25
Priority mail boxes by my door
Someone else's kids being naughty
Wildflowers
Juncos
John 1:16
Time alone in the car with my music
Caller ID
Spying on my girls

I could go on...