3."My husband makes it a habit to send at least one cute animal picture to me a day. It's been years, and I don't think he's ever doubled up. If I've seen it before from some other source, I get another two or three to make up for seeing that one already. It's often frog-related."
6."In my neighborhood, every day — when I come back from the gym at 6:01 a.m. — there's a trail of quails. Every morning, I stop so they can safely cross the road. If they aren’t there, I get kind of sad. I like seeing my quails and knowing they got to their destination safely!"
9."I've got one of those little picnic table–shaped squirrel feeders attached to the fence around our backyard. Every morning, I put a fresh cob of 'squirrel corn' on it and watch the little dudes and dudettes come feast on it."
11."My kid experiencing her 'firsts,' and getting so overwhelmed by them. Yesterday, she experienced a ladybug crawling on her hand for the first time and her genuine happiness was infectious. She kept going back to the same spot in the garden looking for it, calling out, 'Hey-o...Bug!' while looking for it under every leaf."
12."My cat comes to the door when I get home and greets me with headbutts and meows, and the outdoor kitty I feed does the same. People who say cats are heartless have never actually tried being around a cat."
15."There’s this dude who’s been walking laps at night in the parking lot next to me for a couple of months. It’s just cool to see someone doing something — anything — small but consistent right now. Whatever has you walking, keep rocking, dude!"
16."I teach pottery to adult students at a community studio. I always love when they ask me if I'm teaching again next month, or when they try to figure out which classes I teach so they can take my class again."
17."My bowl of cereal in the morning. It's more delicious than all the meals thereafter, on par with holiday food. The deeper down the bowl I go, the tastier it gets, and I'm left feeling refreshed and energized."
18."Every day, there's this neighborhood kid that bikes around with who I assume is either his friend or brother, and they throw 'homemade newspapers.' They write little notes and cards with updates on how they like life. He does it just for the block I'm on with my friend. Apparently, he's been doing it for about six months."