1. Seeing an okra blossom this morning. Unusual, I know. But have you ever seen an okra blossom? The picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s the softest yellow color with the most vibrant ruby ring right in the center. Mother Nature, you know how to make them.
2. Coffee. And rain. Aren’t you just absolutely shocked to read that one? Right now I am sitting on the porch at my favorite coffee shop (sadly, not Affogato anymore..rest in peace, old regular place) and it is raining and there is a breeze and it’s all so poetic and perfect for writing. What is it about coffee and rain that are so conducive to writing? I do believe I have a best seller in me somewhere in the style of Thoreau or Wilde.
3. This guy. Dogs may stereotypically be man’s best friend, but look at that face. How can a girl not fall in love with him. I’m dog-sitting for the week and every night, like clockwork, we go for a walk (well, he takes me for a walk; the little fella can pull!) and then come home and have a raw hide, for him, and a dish of ice cream, for me. It’s possibly the best relationship I have ever had.
4. Homemade cookies. I don’t have a picture of them because I haven’t actually made cookies in a surprisingly long time, but that doesn’t cancel out the fact that they are delicious and definitely one of the better things in life!
World peace? New exciting things, like meeting new people and going on new adventures. I would willingly be hurt 9 times if it means I get to experience that “new relationship” feeling just one more time. It really is one of the best feelings in the world (the new, exciting one, not the curl-in-a-ball-from-emtional-pain one).