~Sharing amused and knowing looks with my siblings.
~Watching All Creatures Great and Small and laughing heartily over all the hilarious and lovable characters. (Seriously that show is SO good. And we just bought all seven seasons so...lots of happiness to look forward to!! :))
~Quoting movies with my siblings, and one brother in particular. "You go into the kitchen and prepare me a chicken dinner." "Super stuff." -big huge grins-
~Listening to The Happiest Millionaire soundtrack while driving to pick my siblings up at school. Honestly, people, that music makes me SO happy! The first sound of it and I'm filled with these enormous feelings of inward delight. Don't ask me why. It's just the way it is. (On a side note, something that makes me sad: When my siblings start watching The Happiest Millionaire without me, and I'm forced to listen to the opening song while stuck in the dining room, wiping the table after dinner. Yes. This actually happened. And yes. It was terribly, TERRIBLY sad. My poor little heart was crying, "NO! That's my movie! You can't watch it without me." I missed some of my favorite songs and...*sob*)
letters emails from my friends. Puts a smile on my face every single time. :D
~Finally wearing the new dress I bought earlier in the summer. It's knee length, flared skirt makes me feel like a girl from the 50's or something.
~When I realize that clothing stores do sometimes have some very nice clothes, and that it is actually possible for me to find something that fits, and that I like, and...yeah. Wonder of wonders! Shopping isn't always a tedious waste of an afternoon. ;)
~Watching The Donna Reed Show. Over and over again. It's sort of my happy place, you might say. And oh! How I wish the sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons were available! (That's another thing that makes me sad, you know. :( Ahem. But enough of that. This is supposed to be a happy post, right? Right. -Miss March hears the cue and bursts into song, "Well, well, well, let's have a..." NO. We're not going down that bunny trail. Pull yourself together, Miss March.)
~The cute things my preschoolers say. "I'm never going to scribble again. You know that?" Says Girl no. 1 to Girl no. 2, after finally learning how to color properly under Girl no. 2's professional tutelage. ;)
~Crying out my woes upon my mother's shoulder, and feeling her arms around me. (Yes, you can be happy even in the midst of being miserable.)
~Watching Angier Duke grin at Cordelia Biddle and waltz her away across the dance floor. Ohhh! Such happiness! (And yeah, in case you were wondering, that's another reference to The Happiest Millionaire. Sometimes I get the feeling that I rather like that movie...)
~Eating a big heaping spoonful of oatmeal cookie dough. Or perhaps two. (Okay, three or four.)
~Having the energy to rush about from one chore to another, feeling thoroughly industrious.
~Writing. (Sometimes. Heh.)
~Ironing clothes while listening to music.
~Seeing my little Rolls Royce Silver Ghost car sitting on the wooden shelf in my room.
My brother gave it to me and it's especially dear to my heart because (are you sure you want to hear this?) it's my Happiest Millionaire car. (Yes, clearly I have that movie on the brain. But you needn't laugh. Just because I mentioned it three times in one post, doesn't mean I'm obsessed over it or anything. I mean, how could it be called an obsession? I'm not even a real fan yet!) But, anyway, about my car. I call it my Happiest Millionaire car because THM happens to have a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in it. Yes, it does. And that's how I know it's such a great car. Because after all, it's a "masterpiece of engineering." "Practically sewn together." And all that.
~Evening discussions with my family on varying topics, silly or serious.
~When we decide to order pizza instead of making supper ourselves. And when we buy potato chips to go with it. (Or sour cream and onion chips. That's even better.)
~When my little brother informs me that it makes him feel "homey" to see me knitting. (Awww.)
~My nephew's adorable little grin.
~My family. (We have so much fun together!)
~Good music. Such as this for example...
~Those moments when I experience a more tangible sense of God's presence, and a deep thankfulness for who He is, and for all that He's given me, wells up inside me.
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is not variation or shifting shadow." James 1:17
God is so good to us! All the time.