In order to combat the dreariness of an overabundance of bad news in the world, Sarah Vance-Tompkins challenged everyone to come up with twenty favorite things that cheer them up.
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Here are mine.
- Resting my head on my husband's chest as we lie on the couch
- Managing to jog almost as much as I walk during my hour long "walk"
- Homemade brownies and chocolate chip cookies
- Watching my son dance and laugh
- Watching my son sleep
- Watching my daughter play sports – she's such a fighter
- Cuddling with dogs and cats
- The way my chest vibrates inside when I listen to Breaking Benjamin really loud
- DVD Nights with my husband
- Reading books that take me away from the world
- Old cars
- Seeing how much my kids love their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
- "Good morning hugs" from my kids
- Being urged by my daughter to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory faster because it's so exciting
- Laughing so hard my stomach hurts
- Windy days
- Lakes, rivers, ponds - any body of water that reflects the sky
- A sparkling Christmas tree in an otherwise dark room
- Halloween costumes
- When a story I'm writing captivates my concentration so much that I miss real-world things.
It turned out even easier than I'd expected. In fact, I could have gone on and on. What are some of the things that can brighten your day?