|a gift from a friend...even better|
This time of year, we often think of the big things we're thankful for: good health, family, that kind of thing.
But there are little things, too. Things so seemingly insignificant that perhaps it's silly to give them a shout-out, but I find it's the little things in life that often make the biggest difference in my attitude.
So, here are three 'little' things that make me smile:
A good coffee mug~
If you're not a coffee drinker, this may seem silly, But, if you are a coffee drinker, I bet I don't even have to explain. The perfect vessel—to hold what to coffee lovers is the nectar of the gods—can be elusive. It must fit in your cupped palms as if it were made exclusively for you. It must hold the heat in and warm your heart as it warms your hands (A bit too much? Agreed ;). Still, there's nothing like finding that perfect mug. Reaching for it every morning = happiness. Plain and simple.
Finding money in your pocket~
Don't you just love that?! Like pulling a rabbit from a hat, the little moment of magic that comes with nabbing a bill hiding in the depths of your pocket yields a teeny-tiny sensation of winning the lottery. You can't help but feel a little lucky when money seemingly appears out of nowhere.
Waking up and finding out you still have two more hours left to sleep~
Full disclosure - I stole that one from an old Peanuts book from when I was a kid, but even then I knew it to be true. When you wake up in the dark of night, all bleary-eyed and fuzzy, sure the harsh buzz of the alarm is mere moments away, and you finally focus your eyes to discover that not only is the alarm NOT mere moments away but you actually have time to hunker back down and pull the covers up tight – that, my friend, is priceless. The gift of time, you can't buy it with all of the money in the world and when it's unexpectedly granted, it's something to be thankful for, indeed.
Here's hoping the holiday brings a few little things to make you smile, too.
-The Grocer's Wife