In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and love and general loveliness, I have a list of things I love. These things make me smile and laugh. They make me feel wonder and awe and a deep contentment. They make me curious and excited, reverent and warm to my core. How could I tire of things that make me so very happy? God is good. The world is incredible. These are some of my favorite blessings.
Elephants- What’s the point of going to the zoo if the elephants aren’t out?
My mom’s smile- It’s the greatest smile out there.
Brightly colored vegetables- Really all vegetables. Brussel sprouts turn a beautiful, glowing green when they are cooked (honestly!). I get sick of almost any food if I eat it often enough but clean, fresh, colorful vegetables? No. They just make me feel good.
Tea- What’s not to like about tea? It’s so dang refreshing and there are so many varieties to try.
Peanut butter- I temporarily lose interest (after I’ve eaten way too much) but I always go back. I can’t stay away.
An enthralling book- I just finished Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent. I actually woke up early so I could spend hours reading and still get some work done.
Old Catholic churches- I have a thing for them. This I inherited from my mother. Along with this, I’ll add cemeteries.
White picket fences- I will always be a Kentucky girl.
A few more things I think can stand without explanation:
The Ann Arbor Arboretum
My own bed
Neatly organized notes and school materials
Classic clothing styles
What’s your list? Comment below!