14,000 Things To Be Happy About

  • A stream-of-consciousness list
  • pajamas at breakfast
  • seeing the moon rise
  • the feel of a rug under bare feet
  • a lake catching the last flecks of sunlight coming in over the pines

  • a small music box that plays The Blue Danube
  • starting to make things happen
  • a baby’s first tooth
  • teakettles 
  • orchestras
  • a boat tour to see picturesque little ocher-and-red villages
  • brand new notebooks
  • pachyderms 
  • red-carpet treatment
  • toddlers’ vocabulary
  • French toast, butter, and powdered sugar
  • the cinema
  • fruits to smell:  early apples, fresh strawberries
  • viewing everyday surroundings with a tourist’s eye
  • driving under an overpass during a storm
  • eight hours of sleep
  • lying on your back ina snowy field; making an angel by moving your arms in arcs
  • the Florida Keys 
  • animals and toys for a nursery
  • an idyllic quiet broken only by the ripple of the stirring water, the splash of fish rising to flying insects, and the crackle of a driftwood campfire
  • doing your own thing
  • making friends with the police
  • allowances
  • competence
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Excerpt from one of my favorite books, by Barbara Ann Kipfer


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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.


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