Things that make me go… :)

Sometimes when I’m surrounded by negativity and sadness in the news, in every article I read, and even in my own head, I just need to breathe and maybe make a list of all the things that make me smile.

  • Spring.
  • Sitting by a waterfall in the middle of the N.C. mountains.
  • Campfires.
  • People playing guitar around campfires.
  • Sitting on the top of a huge rock outcropping in Utah…or Arizona.
  • Going out West.
  • Taking a photo that ends up being really cool.
  • Being in unfamiliar places where I do not know anyone and have no chance of running into a familiar face.
  • Travelling overseas anywhere.
  • Being out of my comfort zone.
  • My hilarious 7 year old.
  • My super smart 8 year old.
  • Shelves full of books. My bookshelves in particular.
  • Quiet time to read random articles and blogs on the internet.
  • Playing pitch and catch.
  • Riding a bicycle really fast down a huge hill in the country.
  • The way the air in the Kentucky country smells in the spring time.
  • Driving way too fast on old empty roads.
  • Ice-cream. Specifically vanilla Blue Bell with a scoop of peanut butter.
  • Geology.
  • Learning about other languages and other cultures.
  • Good music. Music can make or break a mood.
  • Being on a raft going down a fast river.
  • Spontaneity.
  • Sarcasm.
  • People that actually get my sense of humor and don’t think I’m an asshole. (see previous)
  • Music festivals.
  • Hard physical work.
  • Understanding things from another persons view point.
  • People that don’t pretend to care what others think.
  • A really juicy brown pear.
  • The hustle and bustle of the big city and being able to walk anywhere anytime and get lost in the crowd.
  • The middle of nowhere and being able to go outside naked if you want.
  • Extremes.
  • Sore muscles.
  • Writing in my journals.
  • Cooking amazing food for other people.
  • Quantum Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • That feeling when you are exhausted and you lay your head on pillows that are just the perfect amount of cold.
  • Skittles.
  • Laughing until it hurts.
  • Weeping Willow trees.
  • When my cat climbs in my lap just to give kisses.
  • When I can feel the good energy from people around me.
  • Hula Hooping.
  • A good cold summertime cocktail.


smile hula



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