Thursday, March 25, 2010

101 Small Pleasures

I stole this list from Yahoo News but I changed a bunch of the items.

1. a glass of wine

2. crisp cotton sheets

3. sweet strawberries

4. riding a bike

5. a favorite dish your mom makes

6. sleeping in

7. an exercise endorphin high

8. window boxes

9. a perfect cup of coffee

10. a genuine compliment (giving or receiving)

11. the way babies smell

12. a handwritten letter

13. waking up in a good mood from a good dream

14. singing in the shower

15. finding a couple forgotten dollars in your pocket

16. doing something nice for your neighbor

17. a home cooked meal

18. laughing

19. movie theater popcorn

20. playing hookey

21. a bubble bath (with a glass of wine)

22. swimming

23. an afternoon nap

24. street musicians

25. your favorite song

26. saying thank you

27. helping someone in need

28. old fashioned photo booths

29. fresh whipped cream

30. a news story with a happy ending

31. puppy breath

32. rainy afternoons

33. the funny things kids say

34. a novel you can get lost in

35. finding the perfect piece of clothing...on sale

36. clean laundry

37. driving with the windows down

38. treating the person behind you at the drive-thru

39. sharing an umbrella

40.  birthday cake

41. a long walk that clears your head

42. a bear hug

43. The Beatles

44. when a stranger says "good morning" with a smile

45. Sushi and sake

46. butterflies/hummingbirds

47. staying in your pj's all day

48. singing along to the radio and knowing all the words

49. fresh herbs

50. ordering in pizza

51. happy endings...even if they're fictional

52. flying a kite

53. kittens purring

54. root beer floats

55. someone holding the door open for you when your arms are full

56. sifting through the Sunday paper coupons and sales

57. fountain soda

58. white, fluffy towels

59. sunshine

60. spending an afternoon at a museum

61. really great advice

62. green lights all the way home

63. the sound of rain hitting the windows

64. sitting in a booth

65. holding hands

66. a great hair day with no effort

67. building a fort with your kids

68. when someone falls asleep with their head on your shoulder

69. fireflies

70. the perfect burrito

71. rose bushes

72. slow dancing

73. the smell of fresh-baked bread

74. cheesy, teenage shows

75. great stories

76. pumpkin spice lattes

77. the cold side of the pillow

78. love letters

79.old friends... friends

81.  rock star parking space

82. cheese and crackers 

83.  BBQ's

84. recieving flowers

85. finger foods

86. reading your child a bedtime story

87. Girl Scout Cookies

88. hot shower on a cold day

89. kissing someone you love

90. the smell of onions and garlic cooking

91. hot chocolate

92. jumping in puddles

93. old photographs

94. birds chirping

95. Ella Fitzgerald

96. a spoonful of peanut butter straight from the jar

97. your softest t-shirt

98. a new magazine in the mail

99. fireplaces

100. having exact change

101. bacon and pancakes cooking on Saturday morning

What am I missing?

So many little things to be thankful for...

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