It Really is the Simple Things...

 
 

Life moves pretty fast, but there are so many little things to be grateful for. This is an ongoing list of small blessings I don’t want to forget. I hope you look at this list when you’re feeling down. I hope it inspires you. I hope you make your own.

  • Roots that make natural steps

  • When rain makes ripples in water

  • Driving in a city and passing a local soccer game

  • Flying over the Boston Harbor

  • Seasoned french fries

  • Pictures where you can see the stars

  • Blanket forts

  • Waking up to unexpected snow

  • Succulents

  • The way snow looks on trees

  • Tide pools

  • Harmonizing

  • Sunshine/moonlight sparkling on the water

  • Field notes

  • Driving past a mirrored window and seeing your car in the reflection

  • Mozzarella sticks

  • Courtyards

  • Seeing the sunset while you drive over the Sagamore Bridge

  • Making people laugh

  • Seeing planets in the night sky

  • They way people look when they come in from the rain

  • Flying at night and seeing the city lights

  • Campfires

  • Summer evenings

  • Swinging

  • Lying in the grass and looking up at the clouds

  • Showering after a day at the beach

  • Boats

  • Walking in the rain

  • Light reflecting off of the water onto boats

  • Willow buds

  • Watching snow fall through a window

  • Roller coasters

  • Driving under trees through the shadows and dappled sunlight

  • Dresses with pockets

  • When an incoming wave hits an outgoing wave

  • Cars with bikes on top

  • Finding notes inside of books

  • Getting caught in a rainstorm when you have nowhere to go

  • The smell of a construction site

  • Marinas

  • Sitting on the floor of a library

  • Looking down from a hotel window and seeing people walking around

  • Tulips

  • When people lean/fall over laughing

  • Cars of the same color parked next to each other

  • A cool, gentle breeze on a hot day

  • Canopies

  • Listening to the sound of crickets on a summer night

  • Clean bed sheets

  • White caps on the ocean

  • A well loved paint palette

  • Botanical gardens

  • A good story- telling or hearing

  • Fresh summer mornings

  • When your stomach does a flip while driving over a bump

  • Windows that open outward

  • Shirts with elbow patches

  • Gardening

  • The color of the ocean during a sunset

  • Rainforests

  • When leaves get caught in wind swirls

  • Driving around on a warm night with the windows down

  • The smell of breakfast being cooked

  • Fireworks

  • The sound of a flashlight clicking on

  • Storm clouds

  • When wind rustles the trees

  • Trains

  • Getting mail

  • The first daffodils of spring

  • The smell of chlorine

  • People looking back at you when they're walking in front of you

  • Cookie pizza

  • Someone draping a blanket over you

  • Fresh flowers

  • Soft T-Shirts

  • Finally getting a drink of water after being super thirsty

  • Freshly mowed grass

  • Benches built around trees

  • Laughing so hard that your stomach hurts

  • Rube Goldberg machines

  • Falling asleep to thunderstorms

  • Hugging someone you've missed

  • Tubing

  • Jumping from the car into the sand on the outer beach

  • Drinking lemonade on a hot day

  • Climbing trees

  • Tree houses

  • Playing frisbee at dusk

  • Crystals

  • Birds chirping on spring mornings

  • Fancy glass elevators

  • Walking around barefoot in the summer

  • Jets that leave trails in the sky

  • Lilacs

  • Coffee table books

  • When you change the radio station just as your favorite song starts playing

  • Bubbles

  • Catching what somebody throws at you

  • Seashells

  • Finding seaglass

  • Clouds that look like sandbars

  • Wearing somebody else's sweatshirt

  • Blue night skies

  • When big trucks drive around without the back

  • The smell of a garden hose

  • Christmas lights across streets

  • Wooden swings

  • After dinner walks

  • Pistachios

  • Ivy on exterior walls

  • Water slides

  • Being on a plane during sunrise/sunset

  • Beach combing

  • Eating food on the beach

  • Getting in a warm shower when you're cold

  • Walking barefoot on hardwood floors

  • Secret gardens

  • Rainy autumn days

  • Tiger lilies

  • The first brisk days of autumn

  • Fountains

  • Waking up fully rested

  • Calm. quiet Sunday mornings

  • Wisteria

  • Sunlight breaking through the clouds during snowfall

  • Fiery sunsets with whispy clouds

  • Slow dances

  • Lying in a hammock

  • The smell of flowers after a spring rain

  • Feeling clean after a shower

  • Vacuum cleaner infomercials

  • Stepping on a crunchy leaf

  • Bay windows

  • Cleaning lint off a dryer screen

  • Lucky rocks

  • The sound of stuff being sucked up by a vacuum cleaner

  • Making that quick decisision to try and catch a sunset

  • The swirling pattern paint makes in the water when you clean your brushes

  • Scissors gliding along wrapping paper

  • Brick sidewalks in the rain

  • Being snuggled up in blankets with nowhere to be

  • Tourists offering to take pictures for other tourists

  • The smell of chlorine

  • Walking barefoot in the grass

  • Reading outside

  • Riding a wave when it drops down

  • Seeing rainbows in sprinklers and fountains

  • Cold rain hitting your skin on a humid day

  • The sound of a classic car's engine running

  • Cold, red noses

  • Getting into bed after a long day

  • Moonlight reflecting on the ocean

  • Taking a nap in the sun

  • When bodies of water look like fabric

  • Flipping an egg perfectly

  • Snowflakes staying in your hair and eyelashes

  • Whirlpools made in the water by kayak paddles

  • Riding downhill on a bike

  • Birds chirping in the early morning

  • Snowflakes staying in your hair

  • Hotels with real room keys

  • Sitting outside at night and listening to the nature sounds

  • The sound of a vintage car engine running