:: the happiness that comes from successfully planning a fun outing with friends
:: karma chameleon on the radio, six-year-old grooving later to oldies with great guitar, 11-year-old remembering watching an old-school Sesame Street bit when he was younger
:: witnessing the moment when a friend understands what all this fruit-picking love is about
:: little bits of unexpected nature - a funny "trash bug" larva, a stunningly beautiful horsefly, a small nest for ripe fruit
:: children who give hugs and flowers freely to friends, including the grownup friends
:: remembering the first time i ate fresh blueberries. i had previously only had tinned ones (the kind that come in a little can with a package of blueberry muffin mix) and thought i hated them. these miraculous berries floated in a bowl of cream and each one popped in my mouth when i bit it. it was a revelation.
:: three simultaneous but separate playdates for three children with three friends. everyone content and full of companionship.
:: a saturday afternoon nap after showering off the berry-picking stickiness
:: delicious thrown-together recipe success
:: workout plans - pushing myself to build better habits
:: learning poker hand rankings
:: 11-year-old coming in from a nighttime walk with his friend to tell me that the supermoon is out