This is what’s called my love list. I tend to go through phases where I feel like all I do is complain, or focus on what’s wrong, instead of what’s right. So I’m copying someone who has already done this. This is a list of things that you love, the only things is that you can’t include a single person you know on your list. No “I love the way my husband laughs”. This is about stripping away everyone who defines you and figuring out what you (not his partner; not their mother/daughter/sister/friend) love. So here it is:
The first cool mornings in fall. I love fresh cut grass. I love a lush green lawn. I love a big bowl of cereal. I love spending time with family and friends. I love playing with my dog. I love taking a walk. I love going to the park. I love the beginning of spring. I love warm (not hot) days in spring. I love colorful flowers in bloom. I love going to the arboretum. I love snowboarding. snow. I love the mountains. I love shopping by my onsie so I can take my time. I love shopping with a good friend, it’s bonding. I love shopping for expensive handbags or shoes I’ll never own. I love writing a to do list just to cross them off when I’m done. I love working on the yard. I love getting a new haircut. I love having a clean house. I love vacuuming. I love a nice hot white chocolate mocha. I love a big glass of ice tea. I love listening to a new album for the first time. I love listening to a favorite album that you haven’t heard in a while. I love getting mail that’s not junk mail or bills. I love pulling in the driveway to see a package on the front porch. I love sleeping in on a Saturday morning. I love Mosaic tables or vases. I love planting fresh flowers. I love tulips. I love spending time sitting on the porch with a good drink(non-alcoholic) and the sun shinning on you to keep you warm. I love learning new things. dressing up or just wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I love a good belly laugh. I love when my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. I love the color orange. I love sleeping in when it’s pouring rain outside. I love having no plans and a day where I can just do what I want. I love sticking my feet in warm, white sand. I love a good hamburger. I love grilling outside with friends. I love playing boardgames. I love Mint chocolate chip ice cream. I love slurpees from 7 eleven. I love driving around and looking at houses–so I can get ideas for my own. I love Looking inside model homes. I love driving down a winding road with overgrown trees covering the street. I love animals (big or small). I love people who are real and are comfortable in their own skin. I love country music. I love watching squirrels run up and around a tree. I love people watching. I love going to Target–even if it’s just to browse. I love window shopping. I love browsing vintage shops. I love home improvement. I love taking something old and making it new. I love the smile on the face of someone you helped out. I love being able to help someone. I love the abilities God gave me. I love the faults God gave me–they are faults, but their mine from God to make me a stronger person. I love simply listening. I love birds chirping on a sunny afternoon. I love Friday afternoons. I love fresh, clean clothes. I love warm sheets directly from the dryer. I love the smell of fresh linen. I love having all the windows in the house open with a nice breeze. I love the smell of coffee. I love the sound of trickling water in a creek. I love the sound of a childs laugh–it’s 100% real. I love shopping for the perfect gift for someone I love. I love good manners. I love generosity, thoughtfulness and appreciation. I love hearing about other people’s success stories and seeing an underdog win in any competition. I love organization and the sense of accomplishment after a full day’s work. I love viewing baby pictures. I love photography. I love finding laughter in everyday situations and having enough conviction to explode into a cackle or snort, without feeling embarrassed. I love a gorgeous sunset. I love walking or sitting on the beach after a day of fun in the sun. I love simple, guilty pleasures to indulge my senses in. I love the smell of autumn winds and the sounds of leaves rustling on the trees.
I love the fact that this is my life, good and bad, as complicated or complex as life can be sometimes, its my life and I make it what it is–simply put, I’m surrounded by loving people who make me who I am and I wouldn’t change it for the world, this is my life and I love it.