Nat at Cloud 9000 did an exercise in one of his posts a few days back that I’ve been wanting to steal ever since. He made a list of small things that together consititute happiness. Here’s the quote that inspired him:
A multitude of small delights constitute happiness.
-Charles Baudelaire, French poet
Here is my list of small delights that constitute happiness for me today:
- The smell of Crabtree & Evelyn body lotion on my arms. It’s fresh and clean, and it came in my hotel room in Oregon.
- The sound of earthmovers down on the street. It reminds me that the best cities maintain their downtowns, which in turn makes them so great.
- The sound of honking cars, reminding me I can run down to the coffee shop on the corner and get a latte without having to get into my car.
- Em’s voice this morning when I called to say Hello; she had a mouthful of toothpaste and said, I caaaa taaaak Boooob….I laaab u.
What are the small delights that make you happy?