-the way my mom says "later" when we hang up the phone.
-when ben says "shoo-wee!!" every time he farts.
-when josh asks me tuck him in at night.
-hearing john say "love you baby" at the end of each phone call.
-when blythe texts me for decorating advice.
-my office coffee club.
-dark chocolate espresso bits.
-gap pajama bottoms.
-handmade lemon sorbet lip balm.
-anna's new acting class.
-when ben holds his puppy dog stuffed animal and pretends it is licking my face.
-dolphins swimming near our dock.
-the way my dad misses ben when he's at school.
-watching josh make a big run during a football game.
-reading the book kisses from katie and feeling like love is everything.
-when anna takes pictures.
-talking to tricia all morning long.
-when ben brings home school work and his smiles while i gush over it.
-cool, crisp mornings.
-clean sheets and a stack of books next to my bed.
-knowing that i made a friend smile by writing something mushy about her on fb.
these little things...they all add up.
happiness is all around us.
look for it.
make a list if you need to.
even in our darkest days, happiness is close by.