Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

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Making lists, moments when I start to understand the why behind what’s been happening in my life, learning, strange-colored sunsets (I saw one once that looked like orange juice watered down with ice cubes), exploring cities and towns

Relaxation after hard work, words, candles, packages in the mail, worship music, potted plants, inspirational quotes (the good kind, not the kind that just throw together jumbles of words about life and love and butterflies), snickerdoodle cookies, office supplies

Painting my nails, working with kids, stacks of books, letting someone order for me when they know the menu, nostalgia, the smell of pluff mud on a South Carolina sea island, the smell of glossy magazine pages, vibrant neighborhoods

Books by G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, Pat Conroy novels, skylines, dogs, old hymns, shopping local, crunchy fall leaves, blogging walking somewhere with a purpose

Changes in season, libraries, Main Streets, sticky notes, fresh flowers, board games, underlining verses in my Bible, sunrises, sunsets, waterfronts, the moments when you start to feel comfortable around another person

Songs that make me sad, long drives with a fresh list of podcast episodes, people who make me laugh, poetry

Flying, taking pictures, fresh vegetables, movie theater popcorn, morning coffee (especially when I’m traveling), learning about history, bingeing on Netflix shows, public transit, mountain air

Projects, summer tomatoes, unexpected life changes, sweet tea, and fog.

There’s a lot of good in our broken world, huh?

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