Clean, cool sheets on a warm summer night.
A piece of strawberry flavored, full-sugar bubblegum. About once a year.
green olives marinated in tabasco
Two hours in the swimming pool and then–a can of orange soda. About once a year.
New hand-knitted socks.
Realizing that mercifully, there’s no such thing as olives marinated in tobacco.
Your Realtor calling to say the seller accepted your offer.
Finding tweny-five bucks in the pocket of a jacket you’ve not worn for seven months.
A cat on the pillow, purring right beside my ear.
Getting off (work) early on a Friday afternoon.
Taking a long drive on a November morning in Arizona.
A particulary dramatic monsoonal storm when you’re home with nowhere to go. Looking forward to it!
Getting flowers delivered to you at work.
Waking up at 4 and realizing you still have two whole hours to sleep.
Summer evenings on the porch with iced tea.
A small dog sleeping soundly in your lap on said porch, along with a large dog sleeping soundly with his head on your bare foot.
Seeing the first bloom on the rosebush you labored over.
Rare and unexpected finds on e-Bay.
Strong coffee, scrambled eggs with a bit of cheese, fresh sliced peaches, and perfectly golden toast brushed with real butter waiting when you wake up.
The realtor calling to say that the buyer accepted your counter-offer.
The dog putting his head on your lap, gazing at you blissfully, and sighing happily.
Lying down to take a nap and just floating away.
A long conversation with a good friend about life, love, and the people who are important to you.
Taking off my shoes when I get home from work then walking barefoot on the carpet.
That fresh, cool feeling in the air after a summer storm.
A cold pool on a hot day.
A lemon slice from your glass of lemonade hitting you in the nose.
Nothing beats the sensation of a good, solid, unobstructed crap falling into the toilet.
The first hug from your SO when you return from a work trip.
p.s. This is one of the most beautiful threads I’ve seen on these boards.
Out of the blue, receiving mail from a friend you’ve not heard from in a while.
Cracking open the claw of a boiled lobster, digging out the meat, dipping it in butter, and letting the sweet, salty, lobstery taste melt in your mouth… knowing that it’s only the first bite of many…
Laughing until your cheeks hurt
Watching a favorite movie again , even tho you can quote dialog from it .
A soft , whiskery horse muzzle on your cheek
A star-filled night with the only sounds the crickets and frogs , and the squeak of the porch swing
The joyful greeting I get from my dogs
having a soft , floppy puppy go to sleep in my arms , pursing those puppy lips and sighing
(I agree … this thread is a breath of fresh air !)
A fresh haircut.
A heavily starched shirt.
A nice swim in the morning.
Making your bicycle tires whine because you’re riding hard.
Smelling the muggy, pre-dawn salt air.
Smelling freshly cleaned bed linens.
Hugs from relatives you haven’t seen in a long time.
Finishing a task that was a PITA to do.
Finding out the company that laid you off is in financial trouble 3 years later.
Losing enough weight that people notice.