I was just sitting here watching a re-run of The Office and chuckling at how happy Michael & Dwight were for scoring a big, ugly, purple bean bag at the dump which was going in the break room to be reserved for their use only. Woo-hoo! It's the little things that make us happy most of the time.
Sure, the BIG things make us most happy - like love. But they don't come around every day. No. So to keep that happy feeling alive, we turn to the little things. Like catching that Office re-run that you've never seen before. Or a Seinfeld re-run that you've seen so many times you know it by heart - and still laugh.
Discovering a five dollar bill in your winter coat pocket the first time you pull it out of storage on a miserably cold day.
Turning on your car just as a favorite oldie but goodie begins to play on the radio.
A pet bounding to greet you.
Brownie fudge cake heated to perfection.
Control over the remote.
A book that has an ending you can't stop thinking about.
Discovering a free cable channel that shows movies without commercials.
Having the house all to yourself for an entire day.
Hitting nothing but green lights.
Having your hair come out randomly perfect on a day other than when you have the house to yourself.
The unexpected loss of a pound.
Ice cold Coke on a hot summer day.
Capturing an awesome photo of a toddler who never stops moving.
Making it to the gas station on fumes.
Flowers for no reason.
Discovering your hotel room actually has a good view.
A healthy check-up.
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What little things keep you happy between the big things?