Having multiple generations around the table during a holiday dinner
Social media and cell phones that allow us to keep up to date with people we no longer get to see every day. We don’t always use this to our advantage but the option is still there, so don’t forget to check in!
Good neighbors, people who genuinely look out for you. It is so easy to shut people out and make enemies. Remember when your neighbors had you key and would watch your house for you?
Remembering that you have a whole tub of ice cream in the freezer, like I just did last night
You can listen to all of your favorite music at the touch of a button.
The ability to have a strong debate with someone but it not end in tears or shouting. Just two people hearing each other out, even if they never will agree.
That first big snow fall that happens on the weekend so you are literally stuck inside all day with your family and loved ones. You spend all day watching movies, baking and napping!
Looking in the mirror and realizing you look way better than you thought you did
Having a warm place to watch the snow or rain fall and hopefully this same place is full of love
Seeing the kids you grew up with, develop into some people incredible people. You can see all that they have to offer the world.
Fresh pastries, especially when the Krispy Kreme man drops them off at the local convenient at 2am and you are there to meet him
The taste of butter on fresh bread. Also: the taste of an amazing glass of wine
The people you encounter throughout your day who take the extra moment to be kind, to smile, and to make you feel special in this hectic world
Hearing rain pattering again a window pane
Channel surfing all day long
Having a lazy Saturday and taking a long nap
Listening to your favorite song over and over. Finding ‘live’ versions of it on YouTube and listening to those, too
Holding someone’s hand and the little touches that come along with it
The hug you receive from a friend after not seeing them for a long period of time
Friends who know you, the real you in good times and bad
Smelling the inside of an old book
Friends whom you can go months or years without seeing, but you can pick right up from where you left off
Receiving a hand written letter
Sitting on the porch while it rains and enjoy the symphony of nature
The smell of fall coming
Stepping on really crunchy leaves
Packing for a vacation and traveling to your destination
Having people wish us a happy birthday and send us a few kind words, even if it seems like little effort on their part. Everyone likes to be thought of especially when you see how many people you have touched in life, even if just in a brief moment
Breathing in the steam from your favorite cup of tea
Going into a restaurant when they finally start to know your order and feeling like Norm in Cheers!
So remember the little things are all around. It is up to us to choose if we want to see them or pass them by. Lastly, just enjoy life and the people you were blessed to share it with. We may not like the cards we were dealt but it is up to us to make the most of them.