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Feb 28, 2010 - 3 comments
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free

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happy

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brownies

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hugs

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family

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friends

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girlfriends

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magazines

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the Daily Show

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nap

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nature

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woods

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Dog

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cat



Okay, grouch-break! Free happy:

– toddler giggles
– grey rainy days in october when the woods glow with yellow maple leaves above wet, black tree trunks
– waking up early and realizing it's saturday and rolling over to go back to sleep
– getting into a warm sunny car on a cool day
– hot showers
– full-body hugs
– warm brownies with vanilla ice cream (okay, that's not free but it's accessible)
– watching my dog play with a stick the way a cat would, tossing it and barking at it
– sitting down to dinner with my family every night
– using a big word like flaneur or schadenfreude accurately in a sentence
– someone else emptying the clean dishwasher
– the sun-sparkles on freshly fallen snow
– my boys being old enough to play a board game for 2 hours without parental intervention
– four words: nap on the beach
– YouTube
– how quiet it is during a snowstorm
– hanging with friends that really get me
– diving in and swimming underwater from one end of the pool to the other
– The Daily Show
– new magazines (again, not free, but close)
– human-free inter-species friendships
– seeing plants starting to push up out of the ground in my garden in the spring
– re-reading a childhood favorite book with my kids
– personal snail mail
– cicadas and owls in my woods at night
– did I mention brownies?

Have any of your own to share?


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107366 tn?1305680375
by gah_70, Mar 01, 2010
Finishing that one thing at work that's been nagging me for a week
Having an "a-ha" moment about anything at all that makes it easier to understand
Looking at old pictures with friends and reminiscing
That first spring day when the sun shines in a crystal blue sky and it's warm enough to go without a jacket
Shoes (not free, but browsing for them is!)
Talking to a good friend for hours about nothing in particular
T

107366 tn?1305680375
by gah_70, Mar 01, 2010
Oops...must have hit the post button!

A bite of the first ripe tomato to come off the vine (even better with bacon and lettuce!)
And, of course, brownies!

Gail

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by shewrites, Mar 01, 2010
I'm not a big fan of snow, but I love the first day after the first snow of the season -- you know, the one where the sun is shining, the snow is clean, and the shoveling is done!  

I'm not a baby person, either, but holding that first grandchild, fast asleep in your arms, can't be beat, either.  

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