Kelly Darling posted a wonderful list of some of her favorite things. A couple got me teary. She's fabulous at looking for the wonderful. Sometimes I don't do that so well. But she inspired me to give it a shot today. So here are some of the things that grease the wheels as my world goes 'round.
* My daughters' tousled hair, soft cheeks, and stillness when they're sleeping.
* The bell on the front doorknob janging late at night when Hubby lets himself in after a long trip.
* How the dog comes to the top of the cellar steps to wait for me whenever I go down to the cellar. He doesn't do stairs, but he does wait at the top.
* How Thing 1 gets so excited to write a note (and hopefully get a response) from any magical person such as Santa, a Leprechaun, and at this moment (as she prepares to put the tooth that came out this morning under her pillow) the Tooth Fairy.
* The notes that Hubby leaves on my pillow sometimes on his way out of town.
* Sitting on the front step in the evening and watching my neighborhood get ready for the night.
* The fact that when we're both sitting down on the front step I can look the dog right in the eye.
* Watching my daughters during their swim lesson - Thing 1's freestyle no longer resembles swimming underwater with the periodic heads-up-dog-paddle to breathe, her arms actually break the surface. Thing 2's is very splashy with her little arms slapping the water at each stroke.
* When Hubby cooks. Anything he cooks.