Big moments in your life shape you. Births, deaths, marriage, divorce, new homes, travel, graduation, new jobs, the first day at school… you get the idea. These occasions stick in your mind, define you. They stand out, they’re revered, but it’s the little things that keep you chugging along. It’s the little things that make life extraordinary.
A bee buzzing around a lavender bush on a sun drenched winter’s day.
A sleeping baby.
Nutella by the spoonful.
Finding notes in you kid’s school bag.
The smell of a roast cooking.
An afternoon nap.
Holding a child’s hand.
The sounds of the ocean.
A professional blow dry.
Making someone smile.
Crackling smothered in salt.
Sharing a kiss with your partner.
That first bite of chocolate self saucing pudding.
A freshly cut lime.
Getting a parking spot right out the front of the shops.
The moment you dive right in.
The perfect jus.
Bubbles on your tongue.
Vases full of flowers.
A song for every occasion.
A good cry.
A joint on a summer’s night with friends.
Trams rushing by.
Tears of laughter.
The theme song to Neighbours.
A breaking news story.
Books that make you feel something.
The nerves in your belly.
Winning an imaginary race with a stranger on the street.
Weeing in a bush and not getting wet feet.
Knowing when to stop.
What are your favourite little things?
Just around the corner from my house there’s a daphne bush growing in a concrete planter outside one of the local shops. It’s in full bloom at the moment, and every afternoon I stop and smell the flowers. That scent is intoxicating, uplifting and hints that Spring is on its way
When any of my kids say I love you spontaneously
Someone else making you a cup of tea
Feeling the winter sun on your body
Sheets dried in the sunshine
Lighting a candle and enjoying its amazing scent
Someone asking you how you are, and knowing they really mean it
Spontaneous cuddle from someone I love
Hearing my kids laugh together
I love ALL your favourite things. I like…
Crunchy towels fresh from the line
Hugging my kids
Gin with the tonic
Using my passport
I love your favourite things! Some of which are my favourites too 🙂 I like:
The first gardenia of the season
Fresh basil picked from the garden, crushed against my nose
The feel of the cold river on hot skin
The sound of silence when everyone is asleep except me
Yes! God I love lists like this. I’ve started to keep one of my own. Things I love include:
These smells: freshly mown grass, washing dried in the sun, springtime in the air, honeycomb, leather, bookshops, coffee, baking bread, hay that has been freshly pressed into bales.
I also love the fluff that I find in the tightly curled fists of my baby boy, the big stretch he does when I unswaddle him, and his content little face when he finishes a feed.
I love buttery toast, washing pegged just so, ladybirds in my garden and being big spoon.