Robin and Anhinga both tagged me for the happiness meme, wherein you list 6 things that bring you happiness. This is somewhat of an expansion on that concept. I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, as this meme has been around most everywhere, but it’s as good a day as any to paste up a happiness. The very act of thinking about these things gave me a glow.
1. A camera with fresh batteries
2. brioche with home-made jam
3. sea creatures! Dolphins, cuttlefish, rays, seaweed, fish, salmon, blowfish, swordfish, kelp forests, itty critters
4. The perfect color green sweater
5. Irish fellas
6. Italian fellas
7. Latino heartthrobs
8. Appealing mutts
14. Mountains and towers of books
15. Crunchy stuff: Nuts. Frozen blueberries. Ice. Cereals.
16. Chocolate. (good chocolate)
17. Conversation. (good conversation)
18. The part where you’re excited about a movie you’re going to see, and sometimes the part when you’re watching a movie and realize you really, really like it.
19. Nature in all its iterations, and the opportunity to experience those.
20. sand on bare toes
21. A good game of cards.
22. History, and the option to embrace or ignore it.
24. clean sheets
25. orchids, and their astounding variety
26. colors, and their astounding variety
28. Trees. Leaves. Crunching leaves. Crunching leaves and the perfect color green sweater.
29. Chai tea
30. Good dreams
31. being held