39 Things I Like

For the second time in as many weeks, I am wide awake at 2 a.m.  This is not my favorite time to greet the day. There isn’t even a day to greet yet. If I’m up, I might as well do something. And it might as well be positive. If I think about things I like, maybe all those good thoughts will send me back into a dreamy state. Here goes.


  • sleeping through the night
  • trying new restaurants
  • long talks with friends over coffee, tea, or alcohol
  • peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, roses, lilies
  • hiking
  • my friends
  • dancing around my house
  • the ability to pay the bills
  • funny greeting cards – sent and received
  • the feeling of being loved and cherished as a human being and especially as a woman
  • deep tissue massage
  • people who do what they say and own what they do
  • the way my dog looks at me like I’m the greatest thing since rawhide bones
  • change for the better
  • the ability to change for the better
  • having a clean house that I didn’t clean
  • the aroma of freshly baked bread
  • shivery weather, a fire, lots of blankets and all that entails
  • celebrating any and every occasion
  • did I mention sleep?
  • good workouts
  • cooking for others; Cooper and I are hardly epicurious
  • living in the present; the past is so over
  • refusing to finish a book that is crap
  • sincerity
  • travel – yikes, I’ve been “grounded” for too long
  • the blessings that come from situations that are anything but
  • discovering someone I thought was completely dreadful is really delightful
  • flushing out bargains
  • having someone help me do the things I can’t
  • the ability to do what I can, when and wherever – and doing it
  • “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific” shampoo
  • my dad’s laugh
  • morning people
  • adventures
  • crossing activities – and some people – off my list – done!
  • knowing when to walk away
  • knowing when to stay
  • my bed

The last item on this list reminds me that I am sleepy, I’m lucky to have a bed to go to, and that’s where I’m headed.

Good Night/Middle of Night/Very Early Morning/Whatever!

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