Monday, April 07, 2008

What puts a smile on your face?

I'm talking about the little things. Like today, I bought a baguette that was fresh out of the oven. Like literally minutes out of the oven before it was in my hands. It was dee-licious and halfway gone by the time I walked in my apartment.

And for you?

18 comments:

piddleloop.com said...

oh mmmm fresh baguette

when i am out and about and i see a random dog, i ask if i can pet them. When they say yes that always puts a smile on my face.

mari said...

When my students come in to class with a smile, a hug and ready to learn. :)

Victoria said...

seeing the ocean everyday!

a friend to knit with said...

well, that will do it for me too!
a lot of other things too.
hmm. the thought of summer. yep. that is doing it now. :)

megan said...

Hearing my little girls laugh with each other.

Sam said...

Coming home to the wagging tails of 3 happy dogs that greet me at my door!

Small Girl said...

On cnn.com today there is a video of a baby Polar Bear's first public viewing. It's so adorable!

African Kelli said...

when my younger brother randomly calls me to just say, "I love you."

dephal said...

Yesterday I drove the back way home from a meeting instead of taking the freeway. I had may favorite mix CD playing. The fields and orchards were all pretty and green, and I discovered that the strawberry stands have opened. :-)

~Kristie said...

mmmm... my mouth is watering just thinking about the baguette

Getting on the scale in the morning and seeing that the midnight pig-out didn't cause me to gain any weight. ;-)

Angela said...

Last night I finished a Lizard Ridge Block. That was happy enough, but I began another out of scrap yarn from the other blocks while I wait for more yarn. And I got through exactly six rows (when you're supposed to switch yarns) before I ran out of the first scrap section. That made me smile!
(Although warm bread is ALWAYS yummy and would put a smile on my face any time!)
Angela

The Late Bloomer said...

Oh, warm fresh baguettes definitely do it for me!! That and salted butter -- yum! A really good red wine usually does it, but that's a no-no for me right now, so I have to replace it with a really nice glass of San Pellegrino! ;-)

A great song can do it, especially out of the blue; receiving a fabulous care package in the mail; receiving a new magazine one day early; and discovering a new book by one of my favorite authors, like Siri Hustvedt's latest The Sorrows of an American.

And that's just the shortlist! I could go on and on...

Oh, and did I mention my boy's smile? And the silly things he does to make me laugh? He's just silly without even trying.

And more recently, when I lay down at night and feel the baby moving -- when I put my hand on my belly and feel the Little Bean moving around. That makes me smile too!

joy suzanne said...

The blue blue sky of the sud...

and patisserie boxes blooming with beautiful macarons!

Jill said...

* my girlies every morning at 6 am when they want to snuggle with me

* going an entire day without being honked at or cut-off.

* parking karma

* seeing the butcher's face light up when I come in to purchase a $40 slab of beef

* knowing i only have 1 month 3 weeks and 3 days until i head to california

* a great cappuccino

* a good poop

* e-mails from family / friends

screamish said...

waking up with two kitty kats sleeping on top of me..and my man holding my hand in his sleep...

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Ok, it is almost two weeks later...but sending my kids to church without me and getting to spend time alone in the house is putting a huge smile on my face!

Jennifer said...

Coming home. From work, from an errand, from travelling the world - be it ever so humble...

Angie said...

I'm keeping a list of those kinds of things on my blog. I would gladly add a baguette to that list if I could. mmmmm