Okay, to focus on something nice after the crappy night, I’m going to do a list of 10 things that I really like today. I feel like I can use some positivity. So here we go, things that I really like. Not obvious stuff like my family, who I love, but proper “things” that either physically exist or happen.
- Waking up to daylight with my mom next to me.
I really like it when that happens. Waking up to daylight instead of dreaded darkness is already pretty good, but waking up and being close to my mom, maybe even in her arms, beats anything.
- Hot Chocolate that is just the right temperature.
Neither too cold, nor to hot, but just a perfect level of warm, so that I can drink it right away without having to sip while I wait for it to cool some. I really like it when that happens.
- Having a perfectly in-tune and connected moment with someone.
I don’t really know how to describe that, really. Hm… the kind of thing that happens when I feel like I really connect with someone – with mom, usually – and don’t need to hold back or hide, and her feelings match mine. It can be a fun moment when we’re laughing, or a close and gentle moment, or one that is positively exciting. It kind of feels like our hearts touching when it happens. It’s the best thing to happen.
- Listening to P!nk with my Dad’s headphone, really loud.
I love everything about most of P!nk’s songs. I love the lyrics, love the melodies, love the harmonies, love P!nk’s voice, love the rhythm, everything. There’s a song to match pretty much any of my moods. And the best thing is to listen with Dad’s really good headphone and turning the volume way up. Perfect!
I love swings. I love the tickle in my stomach when I go fast on a swing, or when I swing with my eyes closed, leaning as far back as I can. We have a swing at home. It’s one of the best. things. ever.
- Realizing I affected someone positively.
It makes me really happy when I learn that something I did or said was meaningful to someone. Like when people here give me a comment and say that some thing I wrote touched them or affected them in a good way. Or when I could give a kid a “lucky ride” on a kiddy ride. Those things make me very happy.
- Unexpected joy.
Like when something goes wrong and I’m already halfway to a glum mood, but then someone points out something that’s genuinely funny about it. Or when I’m bored and suddenly mom slides me a squirt gun to match her own and gives me five seconds to run. Anything that is fun and unexpected.
- When something I do turns out nice.
Like when I draw something, or write something, or plan something, and it turns out exactly as I had hoped, with no disappointments, and I feel good about it. That’s awesome.
- Seeing kindness in people.
I really love that. Not only when people are nice to me, but when people are kind to others in general. That touches me and makes me happy. It makes me happy that the comments I get here on my blog are very kind. It gives me faith in people. It makes my day nicer. It makes me want to be my best self, too.
- Laughing so much that I can’t breathe.
It doesn’t happen very often, because I have a hard time just being in high spirits without restraint and fear and guilty feelings, but ever so often it happens. I love it when it happens. I love the feeling of there being more hilarity than I can contain and I love the kind of positive exhaustion that comes from laughing really much.
I’m sure there are even more things that I really, really like, but those are the first ten that came to my mind. What do you all like best?