Every once in awhile, I just list things that make me happy or put a smile on my face. Since I love lists, this is perfect for today:
Hearing my children laugh together.
Seeing them discover something new.
Kissing their stinky faces in the morning.
Hearing their cute voices on the phone.
Time with my family and friends. This is major in my life.
Our cute bunny.
Poppies, irises, lily-of-the-valley, roses.
A field of flowers.
Pretty coffee cups.
Freshly ground coffee.
Seeing a bride light up when her dress fits perfectly after I worked on it.
Country drives. Florida beach drives. Mountain drives.
Feeling the warm summer air blow into the car as I'm driving down the highway. (Yes, the air conditioner works. I just like factory air.)
Drinking coffee on my deck in the early morning among the trees and birds.
Sewing--when it's a project I want to do.
Designing and building anything.
Green, green, and more green. Green means there is life.
A good, lolly-gag stroll through Hobby Lobby or Ikea.
Hugs from little ones. (That happened today from a little girl whose mommy was trying on a dress. Made my day!)
Seeing children play outside.
Setting up Christmas things for my grandma.
Time at Grandma's house.
Flipping through the photo albums.
The organizer aisle of any store.
Tossing out junk.
The color red.
The first bit of green in the Spring.
Hills full of fabulous color in the Fall.
Hearing beautiful music and singing.
Trying to sing.
Singing with a choir.
Looking at my grandpa's wood carvings.
Seeing other people succeed.
A clean house.
Seeing new sights, going on road trips, trying new adventures.
Walking and hiking.
Hearing running water--in a place it's supposed to be running.
A soothing passage of Scripture.
Good smells in my house: candles, cleaners, clean laundry, fresh air, good food.
A high-flying, gigantic American flag.
Hearing or singing the National Anthem.
The brief moments my life feels orderly.
Snuggling with my children on a rainy day watching a movie or reading books.
Cheesy Hallmark movies. I can't take much drama.
The smell of walnut wood when I'm working on it.
The thought of tomorrow and the ever-present hope it brings.
I'm leaving the blank bullet point because the list can go on indefinitely.
And good night!