Two things that make me smile:
I've thought about this and I always come back to the same things - the every day good things that I enjoy every single day.
* my dogs Tex and Ladybug. Look at them - not a care in the world. Wouldn't it be nice to just lay down in the sun and not worry about anything?
(optical illusion going on here - Ladybug is a little less than half the size of Tex)
* my house plants. I love working with them. Watering, clipping, dusting, and re-potting them into pretty pots. I bought an African violet from Lowes on Saturday - I cut it in half and re-potted one half in the double coffee cup pot that's on the bowling pin table for me and the other half is in a pretty blue and white print pot for my Mom.
* a bonus smile for me - I had to go to the grocery store yesterday, and as I'm driving down the road, I have this nagging feeling that I'm forgetting something. I check for my purse, my shoes (sometimes I've tried to leave the house wearing slippers), my make-up, and yes, even my t-shirt and jeans. I finally realize what I'm missing - my coat! We went straight from cold coat weather to hot t-shirt weather. Crazy. I love it - but it's crazy. :)