Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 5: Sunshine

"If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, 
you'll never enjoy the sunshine." -- Morris West

"Keep your face to the sunshine and 
you will never see the shadow." -- Helen Keller

Hmm.... things that make me laugh, smile, and be happy... 

Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies!
A cloudless November day
An autumn walk
February Sunset
Sunshine. Butterflies.  Squirrels.   Noticing the flowers.  Watching the buds pop into leaves.  Nature.  Cloudless blue skies.  Fluffy white clouds.  Sunsets.  Sunrises.  Finding a great deal.  Perfectly seared Ahi tuna.  Reruns of Friends.  Reruns of Gilmore Girls.  Reruns of Big Bang Theory.  Fresh cider.  Bare feet.  An unexpected text from a friend.  Finding something other than junk mail and bills in my mailbox.
Snow Day = Smile!
One of my feline friends
A cozy sweatshirt on a cold day.  A soft blanket.  Sitting by the fireplace with a good book.  My favorite song on the radio.  Children laughing.  When my favorite movie is on TV.  Spontaneous dance parties at lunch.  Playing in the autumn leaves.  Dragonflies.   Driving with the windows down and the heat cranked up on an *almost* spring day.  Taking it one day at a time.  Music.  Watching the sunlight turn the fresh snowfall into a blanket of sparkling diamonds.  A cloudless, starry night.  The sense of accomplishment.  Celebrating my students "light-bulb" moments.  Making someone else smile.  Random Acts of Kindness.  Reaching a goal.  Helping others.  A home cooked meal made special for me.  Hugs.  Feeling like someone cares.  Horses.  Kittens.  Snow days.  A clean house.  Fresh baked cinnamon rolls.  Laughter.  Making snow angels.  Holding a baby.  A good book.  Friends.  Coincidences.  The beach.  Finding the rainbow after the storm.  Knowing that this too shall pass.  Making someone proud.

Winter Squirrel

"Those who bring sunshine
into the lives of others cannot
keep it from themselves."
-- James M. Barrie

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