15 Small Joys

Carol Anne, over at Therapy Bits, has tagged me to participate in something called “Small Joys.” We are supposed to thank the person who tagged us, so thanks, Carol Anne. Then we’re supposed to list 15 things that bring us small joys. I think I can think of 15, so I’ll do that, too. Then we’re supposed to tag five other bloggers who bring us joy. I’m not going to tag any specific bloggers. I’m going to tag all who read this post because if you read my posts, you bring me joy.

Okay, in no particular order, here are 15 things that bring me small (or large) joy:

  • My wife
  • Our son
  • Our daughter
  • Our grandson
  • Our dog
  • Our cat
  • Drinking that first cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee each morning
  • Reading my blog and interacting with the community of bloggers I’ve met through my blog
  • Indulging in Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu during this seven months (so far) of quarantining
  • Reading an engrossing book
  • Listening to Classic Rock
  • Taking a hot shower each morning
  • Being retired

I think that’s 15. So now it’s your turn to name your 15 small joys.

And, something that will bring me immense joy six days from now would be a decisive victory by Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

12 thoughts on “15 Small Joys

  1. Marleen October 28, 2020 / 8:49 pm

    A hot shower is such a luxury in the scheme of things, isn’t it? Just fantastic. And specialty shampoo. Terry cotton wash cloths and towels. Plentiful water of ingestible and nourishing quality. Five: a government from a culture that makes basics a priority. Waste treatment. Trash pick-up. My neighbors. The cozy covers and comfy pillow on my bed. The ability to switch venting direction (for the upper and lower floor(s)depending on the “seasons” of summer and fall/winter. Eleven: windows. Glasses (subsequent time my being about forty-five). Landscaping* and nature being valued. Media content. My milk frother, in which I can easily make a cup of cocoa. These are big “small” things {with the exception of the frother being mainly small} that bring me joy. But I didn’t want to get bigger yet {with the exception of my neighbors being big}, for small joys. Maybe I could’ve tried to get smaller. But these are at a level that dawned on me during one of my pregnancies, when I learned to deeply value refrigeration/a freezer without taking it for granted.

    * Somewhat funny note: I have a great appreciation for sod, which personal appreciation I discovered when I was in my mid thirties. I picked up some sod that had fallen out of a truck into a street; I saved a hill in my yard from erosion. I’ve even dreamed about sod, more than once.

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  2. Marleen October 28, 2020 / 9:36 pm

    You know… there have been times I’ve attended events that had coordinated buses or shuttles to get people from venue to venue or from parking lot to attraction and back or even from far back in a lot up to the door or gates. I remember thinking, with a warm and fuzzy kind of feeling, how great it was that these friendly people had set this up and were so upbeat and prompt. Similarly (but more self-indulgently), one of my sons has gone to Florida for spring break more than once and discovered he could count on some Christians (some kind of free shuttle service where they bring up questions of faith and he has wry answers but doesn’t fail to give them credit for kindness) to take him from the beach to his room in the middle of the night. How stark the contrast to what our excuse for a president and his crew did last night to people in freezing weather. 😢

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  3. Goin' the extra...aaamile October 28, 2020 / 11:59 pm

    Your last line is always the best! Not sure how it would affect the people in India… but yes, change is always good. May the best man WIN, in this case, the better man is Joe Biden, right Fandango?

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  4. leigha66 November 4, 2020 / 10:45 pm

    My daughter, my future son-in-law, my family, my friends, my boyfriend, my cats, my memories of those gone, my house, my car, my ability to read every day (I can’t imagine a world without reading), music, nature, crafting, writing, and the doctors and meds that keep my going.

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