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Some More Small Things


Since originally posting about the small things in life that make me happy, I have been noticing them all over the place. This is a very good thing, as being mindful and finding the positives in life have a way of making life more pleasant and emotionally fuller.

dandelion_wide-f3c5fa9619fa50aca33c08a74b885b6b907e7a4c-s6-c30In fact I’ve been mulling over these small things so much that I’m toying with the idea of making the small things a regular feature of the blog. While I wrestle with that momentous decision, I would like to offer you five more from the depths of my heart.

1. Blowing the fluff off a dandelion. Yes, I know these are weeds, and yes, I know that this is how you spread their seeds, but something about that whoosh of air releasing those soft white puffs into a million delicate paratroopers is just magical.

2. Pitching a penny into a fountain and making a wish. Growing up we NEVER did this. A penny saved is a penny earned, after all. However, taking the time to stop for a moment and give some thought to my wishes is worth more than the cost of the penny to me, and sharing that moment with my son is far more valuable than that.

3. The scent of lemons. It takes me right back to junior high school and Love’s Fresh Lemon fragrance. I never did like the Baby Soft scent, though.

4. Pop-up books. They are so clever and engaging and beg to be enjoyed again and again.

5. The text I get from my sweetheart each day telling me to have a good day and reminding me that he loves me. Each day it’s slightly different and he’s made up a million cute little names for me that are only used in those messages. They are silly and sweet and fun, and they just make me happy.

What small things make you happy? Surround yourself with happiness and maybe it will catch on.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

11 thoughts on “Some More Small Things

  1. Love the gratitudes and positive energy in this post.

  2. This is great! I could think of heaps of small things. The smell of rain on a sunny day. Waking up 5 minutes before your alarm goes off. The glug of the first pour of wine from a just opened bottle. I could go on…..

  3. I love, SO MUCH, blowing the fluff off of a dandelion. It is a simple please, a small thing, but it feels great in the moment.

    I also love a warm blanket on a cold night, hot tea, and a good book.

  4. Sometimes you just have to remember the small things. I like your list. Maybe I will make a list of my own. Thanks for the idea.

  5. What a delightful post. Here’s some of mine:
    Listening to the rain on the windows when I’m cosy and warm and tucked up in bed.
    Bubble baths.
    Being tripped up by my cat in the morning. Annoying yet funny at the same time.
    Birds singing (they are either saying “get off my land” or “hello darling”)
    Reading (non fiction).

  6. I’m grateful for a small thing right now, getting to watch my seven year old fall to sleep. Sigh. I also love the smell of lemons. And oranges too! Picked a fresh grapefruit off a tree today and ate it. Grateful to live somewhere I can do that. Saw a burst of wind become a dust tornado, the kind the wraps up dust and spins it around. Grateful for lazy Saturdays and beautiful weather and time to read mindful blogs like yours

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