1. A rainy day with nothing to do but lose myself in a book
  2. The look of joy on my son's face when he first sees me at the end of the work day, quickly followed by the way he pats my arm with his hug
  3. First peaches of the season
  4. The way my sleeping baby melts into me when I pull him up to my chest after he falls asleep nursing in the middle of the night
  5. The giggles of my niece, nephew, and baby when they're playing
  6. That moment when I know I've helped a student grasp a difficult concept
  7. Road trips with my husband, especially if there's a brewery or winery visit involved
  8. That comfortable silence that comes with years of partnership
  9. New books