Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's The Small Things

By Digger - Her blog is Digging Deeper. You can read about her here. You can see all posts by Digger here.

Part of my new "Non-Depressed Me" Plan is to find everyday things that just make
me happy. Things that no matter what I'm doing just happen and I need to
focus on those things more. So here's a small list of what I'm talking
about so you get the idea:

  • Finding money you didn’t even know you lost (ie, a $5 bill in a pair of old pants)
  • Picking up a "q" and a "u" at the same time in Scrabble
  • Catching some unsuspecting driver picking their nose
  • Putting the toppings on a hot dog bun before the hot dog
  • A random high-five from Bruiser
  • Sleeping in new bed sheets
  • Strategic trick-or-treating (obviously this is just once a year)
  • Using Rock-Paper-Scissors to settle everything with Bruiser
  • The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk
  • The first scoop out of a jar of peanut butter or just butter really
  • Wearing sandals when you shouldn’t be wearing sandals
  • Watching ‘The Price Is Right’ when you’re at home sick (or on your anniversary in Vegas.)
  • Old windows where the glass has settled and vintaged
  • The sound of scissors cutting construction paper
  • Using all the different shampoos and soaps in someone else’s shower
  • Roasting the perfect marshmallow
  • Playing old-school video games
  • Getting something with actual handwriting on it in the mail
  • Taking your shoes and socks off after a really long day
  • Finding out Parking is free
  • The smell and sound of a campfire
  • Taking your bra off after wearing it for hours
  • Facial hair experiments (not mine of course! lol but some people really get creative!)
  • The Five Second Rule
  • Finding out your birthday is on a Friday or Saturday next year
  • When you get the milk to cereal ratio just right
  • Playing with a baby and not having to change its diaper
  • The other side of the pillow
  • Crying (don't you just feel better after a good long cry)
  • When your microwave pops microwave popcorn perfectly
  • Curling up with a good book, even if just for a few minutes
  • Old folks who sit on their porch and wave at you when you walk by
Life is hard. Sometimes the storms seem to last forever, but there are a few little things that happen every day that make the winds calm and the skies clear, even if just for a few minutes. :) What happened for you today? What made you smile?