Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Things That Make Me Happy

Sunsets on Lake Michigan. They're awesome. 
The internet has been a sad and shitty place for the past couple of days. Perhaps because increasingly the world is a sad and shitty place, filled with things I can't make sense of.  I'm not just talking about celebrities, though there's that too. It's everything. It's all of it. 

It's hurting my heart and I thought it might be hurting yours, too. So I decided to make a list of things that make me happy. There's a lot of beauty and kindness and hilarity in the world and sometimes I need to be reminded of that. If you want, you can add stuff to this list, too. 
A few things that make me really happy:

Night swimming.

The sound of my children softly snoring.

The tiny frogs in my neighborhood that come out at night.  Also that my 70 lb dog is terrified of them. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (all seasons).

The sound of a baseball bat connecting perfectly with a ball.

When it's 10:30pm and the house is quiet and I know I should go to sleep, but a really good movie just came on cable so I stay up and watch the whole thing and it's so fun.*

*Less fun the next morning, but still worth it.
Waking up to a blanket of snow when you didn't expect it.

When sweet old ladies say curse words. 

Miniature donkeys.

Diving under a wave and coming out the other side. 

The smell of delicious flavor cooking away.

When my husband speaks in a European accent of undetermined origin and mocks me. 

How soft doggy ears are.

Apple picking.

A really good snuggle.

The perfect photo bomb.

When you see someone doing something really nice for someone else and they don't  realize they're being observed. Check out guy at the Giant grocery store - I saw the way you treated that man in your aisle, how you made sure he was OK, and it made my heart grow three sizes.  

The new Avengers movie that is coming out next year.

That's what she said. Oh my GOD. Just stop, that's getting really old and tired.*

*That's what she said.

When my kids think they can't do something hard, but then they try and they do it. Wait. Not just my kids, any kids.

Reading my favorite books again and again and again.

The first really good tomato of summer.

Benedict Cumberbatch.

When my car radio plays a song I love so much that I had totally forgotten about.

Friends who laugh with me and at me (that means you). Thank you.

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