I have learned to embrace happiness in most every situation.
  1. Tight hugs from my children.
    I will never get over the way this makes me feel.
  2. My mother's laugh.
    She sticks her tongue out when she laughs.
  3. The smell of my grandmother's perfume.
    Estée Lauder Youth-Dew is her signature scent.
  4. Surprise notes from loved ones.
    Post-it notes left by Paige.
  5. Watching my children read.
    I love books, and seeing my children love them too makes my heart swell with pride.
  6. Coffee and cheesecake.
    In that order.
  7. Quiet time alone.
    I am an introvert, after all.
  8. Lists.
    ...and marking things completed on said list.