Small things that are really great in life.
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    Small things that are really great in life.

    A list of such things is never bad.

    When a cat sits on your lap, purrs, and then starts to go to sleep, and you think it's really relaxed, but then after a few minutes it goes all liquid and you realize that NOW it is totally relaxed.. and only can be because your lap is the best place to be right now.
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    Keeping with a pet theme...

    4AM and I wake up. I thought I heard the dog bark... not a loud or enthusiastic bark... no aggression or anticipation... just a low and solitary "woof".

    I peer over the side of the bed and there she sits, staring back at me. I scoot over, make a little room and she hops up and settles in... now, it's 8AM.

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    Two dogs & a cat here. ALL of them are really special gifts in my life. I start each morning by jumping on a bicycle and running them to the nearby woods. It's AWESOME and always starts my day off right.

    I tend to be a bit cynical, giving all the craziness of modern life right now. However, I lead a very, very fortunate life. I really can't ask for anything more, big or small. (Well, independent wealth so I could retire, live at the beach, and rides bikes...but hey, I ride my bike to my office daily and I like my job)

    Have a great young son, a second on the way, an incredible wife, and three grandparents in town to experience being around their grandkids. I didn't grow up nearby, or close with, my grandparents, so to see this is huge for me. And them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    Keeping with a pet theme...

    4AM and I wake up. I thought I heard the dog bark... not a loud or enthusiastic bark... no aggression or anticipation... just a low and solitary "woof".

    I peer over the side of the bed and there she sits, staring back at me. I scoot over, make a little room and she hops up and settles in... now, it's 8AM.
    I can't sleep in past 6/6:30 because the dogs bug me for a walk. The cat has lately been bugging me about every hour all night for snacks, though he has access to his regular food at all times. My 29 pound dog has serious attachment issues and has to be right near me anytime I'm home. Thankfully she doesn't shed much and somehow never smells doggy!

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    He's not so small anymore. No idea why this loaded sideways.
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    Any day where I don’t have to use my AK.

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    A couple years ago, a neighbor (who has since passed) invited me over to his house. We'd shared the hobby of photography and knew that from his front yard, we could get clear views of an upcoming lunar eclipse.

    Indeed, the best advantage came just slightly into the street but we were protected a bit by parked cars. When the moments of the eclipse progressed, a guy in a car pulled up and wondered cuz he'd passed us before.

    I was reminded of a "Yogiism", "You can learn a lot by just watching". I think that that is lost on many people today. How could looking up and seeing all creation not be a small thing that is great in life, yet this person hadn't even noted the full moon earlier that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    A list of such things is never bad.
    • Tire patch and good glue with no rain or traffic in sight
    • Return commute cycling clothing finally dried from an earlier a.m. rain
    • A residential home faucet on a long hot day with bottles dry
    • A buddy, who just wants to visit, no strings attached, spending special time on things we both enjoy without conversation


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    Granddaughter hurling herself into your arms and sticking to to like velcro!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Granddaughter hurling herself into your arms and sticking to to like velcro!
    … while surreptitiously probing your pockets for loose change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … while surreptitiously probing your pockets for loose change...
    Naw, they have no use for money.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Naw, they have no use for money.
    … how bout mentholated cough drops?

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    Yesterday, no family member could reach Mom, so I hot footed it over to find her power (and TV and internet and phone) down.

    Small thing, power.. great thing, Mom was OK.

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    small things that are really great in life...

    when someone takes your small thing and simply rotates it to the right.

    Yossarian: don't worry. nothing's going to happen to you that won't happen to the rest of us.

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    Yes that is good.

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