Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Some Things That Are Good (Issue #161)

A smile from a child.

Being appreciated.


Watching puppies, kittens or children at play.

Finding exactly what you’re looking for, on sale.

Having someone in your life who remembers your birthday.


Finding just the right words.

Holding a loved one’s hand.

Sitting in front of a campfire.

A hard-fought, well-played game.

Sipping good whiskey with a good friend and hardly talking at all.

Learning something new.

Realizing an acquaintanceship has ripened into a friendship.

Watching a released fish swim away.



Hilary said...

Nice to take stock every now and then.

Jo said...

What a nice post, it made me smile. I'm with you on everything but the whiskey...swap it for vodka, but then again that would ruin the hardly talking at all part :)

Reb said...

Sigh! I would only add the silence and space after being in the midst of a noisy crowd.

Frank Baron said...

Yes Hilary. Sometimes new things are added - like cribbage! :)

Jo, somehow I'm not surprised that just might be a chatterbox. ;)

That's a great one Reb! I was hoping some folks would chime in with their own. :)

MagnoliaGirl said...

How about..

finding one more Hershey's kiss at the bottom of the bag (refrigerated of course)

finding folding bills in an old coat pocket

finding a new shipment of sunglasses at the "dollar store"

jumper cables

hugs that last a long time

people who make you laugh 'til your stomach hurts

freshly cut grass

friends who stay in touch

Frank Baron said...

Beauties MG! Thanks. :)

Kappa no He said...

(my newest ones)

...gently scratching a full dog's warm belly.

and then

...smelling between his toes (smells like popcorn, really).

Stace said...

The smell of stale milk that puppies get when their ears have been drooping in their weet-bix. I love it. Puppy-smell :)

Frank Baron said...

Gee Stace, I'm not familiar with that one. I've never tried to drown a puppy in a bowl of cereal before - though I've certainly considered it. ;)

the Bag Lady said...

Here's a few:

The heat from a woodstove after being outside in -40 weather...

The smell of rain after a dry spell...


The smell of fresh-baked bread...

Hey, wait a minute...why is the Bag Lady wasting such a good post on your comments section!!??

Stace said...

Frank, what do you feed puppies??? We used to give our labrador weet-bix in milk... her ears fell into it so she ended up with this puppy milky smell that I really loved. I know it sounds gross. But to me it's a comforting smell.

Frank Baron said...

Good stuff Bag Lady. But "wasted?" I don't THINK so! You've just added some shine to the collection of golden comments here. ;)

Stace, I've only ever fed them commercial stuff. But your description sounds endearing all right. :)

Jessi said...

I couldn't agree more. <3

Frank Baron said...

Thanks Jessi. :)

Lisa Romeo said...

Yep, all those things.

And...a child being home sick from school, who convinces you to stay out of the office all day, curl up on the couch with him, watch silly movies and rest.

Frank Baron said...

I like the sounds of that one too Lisa. Thanks. :)