Monday, March 06, 2006

My roommates and I were talking last night about what small things make us happy. We all came to agree that the simple things in life are what make it enjoyable. So, here are a few of my favourites.
1. clean sheets, clean pyjamas and freshly shaved legs
2. warm towels right out of the dryer
3. drinking milk with a straw
4. How excited Jetta gets when she finds something I have asked her to find
5. Jetta’s joy when she gets her supper
6. genuine giggling
7. someone tucking me when I’m sick (most recently that’s been my best friend)
8. dancing like fools in our kitchen
9. smell of freshly cut grass
10. sleeping with Jetta curled up beside me
11. splashing in puddles
12. jumping in leaf piles
13. making snow angels
14. reading a good book
15. making a best time in practice or a race
16. making someone smile
17. giving/getting a hug
18. a long hot shower
19. surprising a friend with a treat for no reason (Example, cookies, hot chocolate, bringing their clean laundry to them)
20. sitting by a campfire and listening to it crackle
21. dangling my feet in the water on a hot summer day
22. having a long chat with a friend
23. having a picnic
24. going to the park and swinging
25. hearing birds first thing in the morning
26. eating my parents’ cooking
27. sleeping in my own bed at home
28. riding a horse down a little dirt road
29. singing
30. learning something new about someone

All right so the list contains a little more than a few, but I guess I got in a groove. There are so many more things. These things seem to be the ones that relax me and make me feel comfortable. There is a whole different list that would go under the “getting an adrenalin rush” category. I like taking a few risks every once in a while, but that list will have to wait for another day.


Katherine said...

Wow, great list! I'm thinking you're a pretty happy person overall. How nice.

Jess and Jetta said...

:) Wow someone has me pegged. One of my friends often refers to me as a happy fairy. Because I'm always smiling and doing silly, I don't think I'll ever grow up. My friends also say, though, that they would not want to be the person I lose it on. I guess it's the innocent-looking ones you have to look out for. :)