An “I enjoy your work” comment on a blog post, from a faraway stranger.
The successful mend of a tear in a favorite shirt. (With thread! Not duct tape!)
A two-hour lunch with a Friend Who Understands.
Laughing out loud at a precious, goofy text message.
A storm with enough oopmh to water the garden and scare the cat, but not the energy to produce hail larger than a generous pea.
A piece of mail that was neither an advertisement nor a bill.
The wonder of seeing hints of my brother’s face in a photo of my nephew.
The effervescent fizz of a freshly-opened jar of kimchi.
Good beer, a cool breeze, and a box of colored pencils.