The Little Things (Master List)

Inspired by another little things blog I ran across many years ago!

What is a little thing?

It’s basically things or moments or feelings that happen throughout your day that makes your day better, but you may not consciously recognize it. Example: Stepping into an air-conditioned room after being outside on a hot day.

My goal for sharing this?

I started The Little Things e-mail list to my family, friends, and colleagues around eight or nine years ago. It’s a habit in my life I love doing because it allows me to walk through life with a new perspective and it grounds me to reality during hard times. My hope is that after you read this list, you will walk away feeling inspired or feeling more uplifted!

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Master List

  1. Coming home after being away for a while
  2. The fresh feeling after washing your face
  3. Getting in line just before it gets long
  4. Being in the car while it is going through the car wash
  5. Finding out that you’re having your favorite meal for dinner
  6. Accomplishing something people thought you couldn’t
  7. The look of vacuumed carpet
  8. When someone wants to take a picture with you
  9. When everybody’s in a good mood
  10. Immature moments with your friends
  11. When your scissors glide across wrapping paper
  12. Getting using to a cold shower…especially in the heat of Africa
  13. Beautiful skies
  14. When you actually like the assigned reading
  15. The sound of the ocean
  16. Walking into an air-conditioned building after being outside in the heat
  17. The color of people’s eyes
  18. Everlasting friendships
  19. Watching bloopers
  20. City lights at night
  21. Letting your hair down after it’s been tied up all day
  22. People who love their job
  23. Hearing interesting stories about yourself when you were little
  24. Hearing and seeing crumbs getting sucked up by the vacuum cleaner
  25. Receiving an invitation
  26. The smell of popcorn in the movie theatre
  27. Having exact change
  28. When a person genuinely asks you how your day was
  29. Answering a question correctly in class
  30. Being ahead of schedule
  31. Being able to fall asleep right away
  32. Feeling confident when turning in an exam
  33. The smell of a barbecue
  34. Discovering a new song and instantly loving it
  35. Finally remembering the word you had on the tip of your tongue
  36. Tearing out a piece of perforated paper perfectly
  37. The feeling of relief after finding something you lost
  38. Changing into sweatpants
  39. When the stoplight turns green before you begin to brake
  40. When someone saves you a seat
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