When I think of the things that make me the happiest, it’s always the little things in life. When I went out to dinner last night with my hubby, we walked past the Baskin Robbins ice cream shop and memories came rushing back from my days in high school. My dad loved Baskin Robbins Burgundy Cherry. My mom’s favorite was Daquiri Ice. I still remember them ordering those over 35 years ago. It wasn’t an expensive treat or that unusual. But I remember those trips to BR like it was yesterday. We all had such a good time looking at those 31 (or more) flavors and trying to decide what we would have…only to go back to the tried and true favorites! We’d get a scoop (or two) and laugh and talk about whatever was on our minds, enjoying the afternoon together.
Today I went to lunch with a friend. It wasn’t a special lunch…nothing fancy. But it was one of those little things in life…time with a friend. Last night, I worked at commencement and had the chance to help hood the master’s candidates. All I was doing was making sure their hoods were on correctly before they participated in commencement. They were wonderfully appreciative for the help. And it felt great! The little things.
This morning, my little baby kitty (5 year old baby, that is) curled up with me in bed as my alarm was going off, purring and rubbing his nose on mine and then he licked the tip of my nose. It’s the little things in life…
Tonight, as I was driving home and the sun was shining and my sunroof was open to let the sunbeams in and the fresh breeze blow across my face, I realized how great it feels. Little things make me smile.
Fourth of July fireworks, a walk on the beach picking up shells, a beautiful sunrise, snuggled up on the couch with a roaring fire and a glass of wine, a drive in the country down a tree-lined lane or a rainy day curled up in bed reading a good book.
“It’s the sweet simple things in life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder