Week 1 of the Wednesday lists.
I hope I never take for granted...
* the way my daughter's arms feel around me * unobstructed breaths * clean water * indoor plumbing * the love of my family * the peaceful contentment that creeps over you when you sit down and begin to color * music * a letter in the mail * laughter * quality medical care * a good night's sleep * kissing * when my eyes meet Jeffrey's and we know just what the other person is thinking * family game night * homecomings and graduations * being able to tell time * the thrumming thrill of a train ride * getting lost in a book * a cup full of colored pencils, all perfectly sharp * clean, soft sheets * a wedding band glinting on his finger * active, healthy parents * swinging * hot water at the turn of a tap * roses * enough money to pay the bills * public libraries * smiles exchanged with a stranger * the ways kids always, always wave at you when their bus is stopped in front of you * lipstick * a thoughtful compliment * the thrill of getting a trucker to blow his most excellent, bellowing air horn * an entire day at an art museum * laughing with girlfriends until you gasp for breath * a gentle caress * remembering how perfect pizza tasted as a kid * a grin from a mouth full of braces * botanical gardens * the shy delight with which teens offer adults they love a Senior picture * the bone-deep sigh when my toes first squish in damp Pacific Ocean sand * the ability to appreciate beauty * the way your heart races when a favorite song from high school comes on unexpectedly * the feel of a soft scarf around your neck * watching a Little League game * the quiet grin women get when they think of old boyfriends * the scratch of pen on paper * a pretty girl with a flower in her hair * nostalgia * a pretty teacup * the feel of a bunny's fur * a baby's gurgle * simple affection between friends * pretty stamps on an envelope * the clickety-clack of fingers on a keyboard * the hum of a record player at the end * time in a hammock * the thrill of a pretty dress * the perfect squish of Silly Putty * blowing an amazing bubble with two pieces of gum * scratching an itch just exactly enough * thick towels * and, of course, a fire in the fireplace *
Happy Wednesday to you, my friends. Won't you play along?
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