Walking through a grove of tea olive trees.
$5 dollar peony bouquets from Trader Joe’s
Strawberries at the peak of summer
A deep belly laugh — the kind that reverberates through your body and makes you feel simultaneously alive and close to death.
Freshly baked biscuits
Quiet evenings at home
A roaring fire and steaming cup of tea
A cherished pet sleeping soundly on your chest
Tomato and mayo sandwich
Crossing an item off a to-do list
The golden sheen of freshly baked rolls
My cousin’s kid telling me I’m the best cook she’s ever met
Accelerating onto an open road
Voices in harmony
The kindness of strangers
Crisp winter air
A space to call your own
Originally published on January 16, 2019 at Alwaysatodds.com.