1. Falling in love

Butterflies in your belly, a constant smile on your face, anticipation, excitement - nothing beats it!

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts

Those moments when you and your friends are laughing so hard your cheeks are in pain!  For me, there are usually tears and snorting!

3. A hot shower

Warm, calming, refreshing.  Sometimes you can literally feel the stress drip off of you and go down the drain.

4. No lines at the grocery store

Yes!  Victory is yours!

5. A special glance

Whether it's your lover, your friend, or your mom, catching the eye of someone special to you connects you in a way that words can't describe.

6. Getting REAL mail

Not a fake key to unlock a car, not a flyer or a bill or an email from your boss, but a real, live, official parcel!  A rare treasure.

7. Taking a drive

When you actually take the time to enjoy your surroundings and you look around and appreciate where you live.  Amazing.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio

Doesn't it seem to happen at just the right time, you turn it up and sing at the top of your lungs.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside

Picture it, it's Saturday, you have no plans, it's raining out and you just lay there.  No alarms, no meetings, no expectations.  Bliss.

10. Hot towels, fresh out of the dryer

Oh, yes!  Wrap me up!

11. Milkshakes

Chocolate for me.  I will keep slurping even though there is really nothing left... you know, just in case.

12. Bubble baths

Something inside you just feels like a child when you're in the bathtub.

13. Giggling

Especially "church" giggles, you know, when you get the giggles at the worst time and you just can't stop!

14. The beach

Hot sun, cold beer, gentle breeze... time just disappears.

15. Finding a $20 that you left in your coat last winter

There is nothing better.

16. Talking on the phone all night

Because you can't bare the thought of hanging up.

17. Hearing someone tell you you're beautiful

I'll take a compliment of any kind, but tell me I'm beautiful and you'll make my day!

18. Inside jokes

You know the ones - they're not funny to anyone else but you don't care.

19. Overhearing someone saying something nice about you

Thank you, thank you very much.

20. Waking up and realizing you have a couple hours left to sleep

Literally the only thing that makes peeing in the middle of the night acceptable.

21. Your first kiss

Ever, or with your new guy or girl.  Excitement and anticipation.

22. Puppies


23. Someone playing with your hair

Brush it, twirl it, stroke it, just get up in there.

24. Waking from a great dream

Yeah, love that moment - you want to go back to sleep to finish it.

25. Hot, homemade chocolate chip cookies

Better if you don't have to make them... or do the dishes.

26. Holding hands

With my husband, or either of my kids.  Protection, connection and love.

27. Running into someone and realizing some things never change

Yep, everyone from high school.

28. Watching someone open a gift from you

It really is better to give than to receive.

29. Knowing you're missed

Especially from a job that you left!

30. Hugs

My mom's are the best.

31. Knowing that you've made the right decision, even if it's unpopular

The reason to do the right thing today, is tomorrow.


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