I love everything about my first cup of coffee in the morning… I love the scent that drifts through the house, the steam that rises from my cup, the heat as it hits my lips, and oh the taste of freshly ground beans brewed to perfection!
I love the bright burst of sunshine breaking through trees in the forest.
I love the feeling of being one with the ocean when my body rises, falls, and sways with the current as I float among the waves.
I love the way a babies belly jiggles with a heartfelt giggle.
I love listening to my dog snore at the end of the day.
I love the sound and rippling of red, white, and blue of the US flag whipping in the wind.
I love tracing my fingers along the smooth contours of river rocks.
I love “listening to the ocean” in a conch shell.
I love floral scents such as lavender and gardenia.
I love eating chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches on cold winter days….brings back lovely childhood memories.
I love the feeling of being absorbed in nature when Dirt Man and I hike…my mind literally gets lost in the beauty and serenity.
I love listening to the babble, hum, whistle, and roar of waterfalls as I sit on the bank and dip my feet into the cold river.
I love the warmth of the sun on my back while a slight breeze tickles my neck.
I love the tightness of tiny little arms around my neck and slobbery kisses from my favorite little ones.
I love the feeling of coming home after a trip and sinking into my own bed.
I love cooking a big meal for my family and having them together to enjoy it.
I love the pitter of a soft rain against my skin.
I love the happiness I feel when my favorite songs play and I find myself moving to the beat.
I love when I pull into a parking lot and the “perfect” spot suddenly becomes available.
I love when I immediately find what I’m shopping for and it’s on sale!
I love listening to my hubby and sons laughing as they watch television.
I love the pristine finish of the first snow before the lawn is marred from footprints.
I love the mixture of rust, scarlet, avocado, and mustard tones of autumn leaves.
I love the cling clang of dangling wind chimes.
I love the daily squirrel chatter and birdsong among the tall pines in our yard.
I love the fluttering wings of butterflies on the colorful blossoms in my yard.
I love the wildly beating wings of hummingbirds suspended in air.
I love sharing my life with generous, compassionate, loving people.
Most of all I love hearing those three little words “I love you” from the people I love.
Spin Cycle: Things I Love