Sometimes it’s the little things in life, eh?

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  1. A hot cup of black tea with milk in the early morning
  2. Seeing a friend’s name in caller I.D.
  3. Talking about books
  4. Greek pizza
  5. Listening to rain
  6. Playing “Ticket to ride” with my nieces
  7. Traveling to new places
  8. Getting an email saying the library book I’ve wanted is in
  9. The smell of Christmas trees
  10. Cheering a Broncos touchdown with 70,000 other fan
  11. An unexpected kind word
  12. The memory of a girl blowing dandelions in the backyard, wishing for a kitten
  13. Arriving home after a trip
  14. The sound of a diet coke can opening
  15. Inspirational movies
  16. The flicker of a candle
  17. The adrenaline rush at the end of a workout
  18. Looking back at pictures I’ve taken
  19. Tea parties
  20. The crunch of fall leaves

What would be on your list?

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  1. Mark Allman May 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    A hot cup of black tea with milk in the early morning. —- Coffee for me
    Seeing a friend’s name in caller I.D. —— ditto
    Talking about books Especially with someone who has read and liked a book you read and liked
    Greek pizza ANY pizza for me! Anytime
    Listening to rain —- Running in the rain
    Playing “Ticket to ride” with my nieces —– Playing card games with my kids
    Traveling to new places —— Traveling to familiar places
    Getting an email saying the library book I’ve wanted is in —— Getting an email saying my book shipped!
    The smell of Christmas trees —— Anything about Christmas
    Cheering a Broncos touchdown with 70,000 other fan —– Cheering the Packers and Vikings; going to a Packers home game
    An unexpected kind word —- Being able to deliver an unexpected kindness
    The memory of a girl blowing dandelions in the backyard, wishing for a kitten — Thank God for memories
    Arriving home after a trip —— Coming home after work
    The sound of a diet coke can opening —— The smell of pancakes on a Saturday morning
    Inspirational movies — Science Fiction Movies
    The flicker of a candle —– multiple candles
    The adrenaline rush at the end of a workout —– Just the end of any workout!
    Looking back at pictures I’ve taken —– Home movies
    Tea parties ——- Parties celebrating accomplishments
    The crunch of fall leaves —– The lack of noise when a midnight snow is falling

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Being able to deliver an unexpected kindness

      Mark, this does not surprise me about you! You are one great encourager!

      And pancakes on a Saturday? Just the thought makes me happy!

  2. Soundra May 27, 2014 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Drinking coffee with my husband in the morning.
    Listening to the laughter of my kids.
    Having a quiet time at the lake with my Father.
    Going to a chick flick with close girl friends.
    Meeting with my prayer partner and accountability friend.
    Getting my toenails painted with my sisters.
    The trees changing colors in the fall.

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Oh the laughter of kids … YES! Love that :)

  3. Michelle May 28, 2014 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Quiet in the midst of chaos
    Snuggles with my new dog
    Writing in my journal
    Peppermint coffee
    Praying with my prayer partner
    Poetry
    Bowl of cheerios
    Hearing the song I didn’t know I needed to hear come on the radio
    Books that make me cry and laugh and gasp
    Giggling with friends
    Reading and sharing book recommendations
    Blogs…reading and writing them!

    Thanks for the terrific post! I loved making my own list.

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Fun to see your list too :). As a non-coffee drinker, I haven’t heard of peppermint coffee, but I bet it smells good! And a song coming on the radio you didn’t know you need to hear — love that description AND when it happens :)

  4. Rhonda May 28, 2014 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Devotions and black coffee in the morning.
    Late night conversations with close friends
    Having an unexpected in depth conversation with a student.
    Coffee shops
    The light that goes on in a student’s eyes when they get it.
    Watching a Habs game.
    Reading anytime.
    A good thunderstorm
    Doing my artwork
    Playing with puppies & kittens
    Riding horse & bike.

    Thanks Amy! If you are okay I would like to borrow this idea for my uplifting team’s weekly and may be a newsletter.

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Borrow away! that makes me happy :).

      AND YES to the light coming on in student’s eyes! Isn’t that one of the best feelings ever?!

  5. Amy Jung May 29, 2014 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Seeing another blogger link up next to me with my name (spelled different/pronounced the same)! It’s funny that this happened because I just came across your blog recently. A friend of mine e-mailed me and told me that that used a quote from my blog at her church on Mother’s Day. I was so excited! But then she emailed me later and said that it was actually another Amy Young. So I found your site and the blog post on Mother’s day that had received a lot of attention. Long story short—this is the 2nd time I’ve visited you! Anyway–yes–it’s always good to count the simple things that make us happy! Have a happy day!

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:08 am - Reply

      New connections and fellow Amys make me happy :)

  6. sharon May 29, 2014 at 5:40 am - Reply

    My list

    A milky coffee in my favourite cup and saucer
    Butterflies
    My old cat
    Reading a great book
    Baking cakes
    Holding hands with my husband
    Fresh snow
    Seeing a rainbows
    Watching swallows fly
    Hearing the laughter of babies
    Writing poetry

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      Amy May 29, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

      I love reading these lists!! Yes to holding hands with loved ones! It makes me happy the way baking can make a home smell!

  7. Dolly@Soulstops May 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Oh…I relate to many on your list, such as #2, 3, 11, 15…always am happy when my hydrangeas are in bloom…hugging loved ones…reading a well written book or poem :) Thanks, Amy, for sharing your list.

  8. Lisa notes May 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    #3. Talking about books.
    #8. Getting an email about the library book

    So many of these I relate to as well. Right now I’d add #21. Rain coming down so I don’t have to go feed the dog yet. :) Sometimes it’s the little things.

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