If anything can go wrong, it will.

14K Fridays: Week 6

  1. Being able to look back at things that annoyed you and laugh. Things like having my seat kicked by small children on every flight on the way to and from England makes me giggle now.  At the time, I was fairly sure someone was going to take note of the steam coming out of my ears. Today, I smile and remember that that’s just my kind of luck.
  2. Rainbows.
  3. How good it feels to know that you have supported a worthy cause. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t always have a lot of funds to spare, but I do love the way it feels when I do and can give a little to the charities I believe in.  And of course, even when you don’t have funds to spare, there are other ways to support your favourite charities.  I like to donate my hair to Locks of Love, for example, and your time is always a valuable commodity.
  4. Money you didn’t know you had. Reaching in to the pocket of your winter coat and finding a $20 bill that you’d forgotten about since last year, as an example.
  5. Knowing that someone loves you, no matter how irritated they might be with you in a given moment.
  6. Banana milkshakes! 
  7. Coming in from the cold.  I would honestly prefer to be a little too cold than a little too hot, but those first few moments when you come inside to a very warm house when you’re cold (and maybe wet) are lovely.
  8. The look of freshly fallen snow.  I do not like actually being out in the snow, but I think the world looks lovely covered in it.
  9. Travelling by train.  I really find this method of travel relaxing, particularly the lengthier journeys, provided the seats are comfortable.
  10. JELLY BABIES!  Being a fan of Doctor Who, I’d of course, heard of Jelly Babies, but it wasn’t until very recently that I got try them.  I love, love, love them. Especially the black ones.  Here in the States, the vast majority of candy that colour is licorice, of which I am not a fan.  I almost passed up the black Jelly Babies, until Alex told me that they’re black currant, not licorice.  His mistake.
A Rainbow Over Eden Project

A Rainbow Over Eden Project.
Two things to be happy about in one photo.

2 Responses to 14K Fridays: Week 6

  • I can identify with some of these, for example number 7. The other day we went shopping and going from the cold street into the heated interior of a shop was a moment of bliss.

    I’ve never been a fan of jelly babies and in fact find them slightly gruesome, particularly after a classmate of mine made a point of biting the heads off first…!

    Trains, yes; they are a marvellous invention but in this little island do tend to become very crowded on certain routes at certain times, as you may have discovered on your recent visit.

    Number 5 is of course, the big one. Loving and being loved is a unique treasure, the true ‘pearl without price’.

    • I might not be as big a fan of Jelly Babies if someone had made a point of biting off their heads, either. Of course, some brands of Jelly Babies are apparently more clearly babies in appearance than others, if images from a Google search are an accurate representation. I only really had the Bassets ones, which are, to me at least, largely unrecognisable creatures coated in sugar. I suppose it matters how hard you look at them before you just pop them right in your mouth, as I was wont to do.

      Crowded trains? Yes, I experienced some of that, primarily on the journey in. But, the sleeper from St. Erth to Paddington? That was where I got what very little rest I was able to on the journey back. The rhythm was soothing.

      One of my favourite quotes, one that I have as a small, framed image in my room, is:

      The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

      – Victor Hugo

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