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5 March 2006

some simple (and sometimes silly) things that make me happy:

  • rain dripping on the metal rain gutter just below my window
  • hot chocolate and a book on a cold, blowsy afternoon
  • the way the cap screws on so cleanly on a new tube of toothpaste
  • clothes folded perfectly and arranged in a rainbow of colors
  • the ruby gleam of a hummingbird’s neck in the sunshine
  • cut daffodils opening in a vase
  • new growth on roses
  • a single albino poppy plant in the middle of a field of golden yellow
  • email from a friend just asking how i am

to be continued…

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 7 March 2006 10:13 pm

    How are you? ;)

  2. 7 March 2006 10:15 pm

    Some of these make me think of the Amelie’s simple pleasures (esp. the toothpaste lid–I didn’t consciously realize that I liked that until reading it here).

  3. 9 March 2006 10:52 am

    I love happy lists! I try to include them (or some variation of such) on my blog often. Good stuff Amy!

  4. 14 March 2006 6:07 pm

    i realized the toothpaste lid thing about four years ago when i lived with my best friend who doesn’t screw toothpaste lids on all the way. one time i screwed a new one on all the way and it was just so beautiful. i don’t mind if that makes me sound silly. it’s the truth.and jana–your happy lists inspired me. :)

  5. 16 March 2006 3:08 pm

    I love your list! I’d add taking hot bread right out of the oven, and slipping between fresh sheets sundried on the line after a long day. Thanks for the little escape.

  6. 20 March 2006 11:25 am

    I think that being happy is finding happiness in the little things. Like a pez dispenser sitting on my desk.

  7. 20 March 2006 4:12 pm

    i like the cold side of the pillow.

  8. 20 March 2006 11:07 pm

    oh i’m with you on that one aaron. i also *love* a freshly washed sheets and a newly made bed. was little things like that that kept me sane in my cubicles, ruby g. don’t know if you have a cubicle, but i swear they can kill the spirit if you’re not careful. you’ve got to have some little joys around to combat that.

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