It's always the little things that up to make you the most happy. My favorite things:
The smell of coffee brewing and toast on a warm summer morning.
My kids all fresh and warm from the shower.
The smell of hot pine needles in the summer.
A snowy day, a cup of coffee, and a good book.
The fact that my hubby and I have to be touching in some way to fall asleep (usually backs pressed together after we have cuddled).
Things that make me laugh out loud. Not a chuckle. Not a snicker. Good old laugh out loud.
Colors. Vibrant, contrasting, blending, earth tones, monochromatic. It doesn't matter...just show me color.
Finding an image or idea that makes me so excited that I feel bubbly in my chest.
My niece on the phone saying my name and that she loves me.
An afternoon at the bookstore with my sister.
The smell of blended essential oils lingering on my clothing.
Lunch with my mother-in-law.
A long lazy Sunday afternoon.
An invigorating workout that reminds me what my body is capable of.
Lists...that help me put life in perspective and that remind me that it's the little things in life that bring us the most joy.
P.S. I was inspired to create this post after finding it on "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken". She was inspired by "Soul Aperture". If you would like to read other simple inspirations, they are there for your enjoyment.