Little Things That Bring Me Joy!!

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Thinking about my mom makes me realize that I am a very lucky person because I have many big things in my life that bring me joy; my family, my dog, my home, my job, my friends, my garden, etc.  But I often find that the little things in life can bring a lot of joy too.  These are just a few of my favourite joyful little things.

  1. Having exact change when paying for something.
  2. The perfect thrift find….obviously.
  3. When I can thread my sewing machine on the first try without squinting myself into a headache.
  4. The sound of chickadees calling to one another.
  5. Chipmunks. Ground hogs and squirrels!!
  6. The smell of a new book and a bookshelf full of new unread books or old favourites to re-read and a comfy chair in which to read them.
  7. Hard marshmallows.
  8. A ice cold Pimm’s cup with strawberries and cucumber on a hot day.
  9. A cold chocolate covered peppermint patty.
  10. Peeling an apple or an orange all in one long strip.
  11. Having a very sharp pencil to do Sudoku.
  12. Finishing the New York Times crossword in pen and doing it right.
  13. A perfect soft poached egg.
  14. A rain shower when the sun is out.
  15. The smell of un-burnt pipe tobacco reminds me of my dad when I was little
  16. Hot runny cinnamon toast.
  17. The smell after a rain shower in the spring or summer.
  18. The smell of fresh mown grass.
  19. The smell of a dog.
  20. Toasting marshmallows over a campfire…peeling each cooked layer off the outside and retoasting the inside again and again until it is all gone.
  21. Laughing so hard my stomach hurts.
  22. Holding my husband’s hand while watching a movie.
  23. Jumping in puddles…yep, still love to do that.
  24. Breaking the thin layer of ice on a frozen puddle.
  25. When someone says thank you and smiles at me.

These are only some of my favourite joyful little things.  What are yours?  I would love to hear them.  Cheers, Michele