The Best Things in Life

  1. Falling in love.
  2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
  3. A hot shower after a good workout.
  4. No lines at Costco.
  5. A special glance from someone special.
  6. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
  7. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
  8. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
  9. Hot towels out of the dryer.
  10. Finding that something you want is on sale for half price.
  11. A chocolate milkshake.
  12. Giggling.
  13. A good conversation.
  14. The beach.
  15. Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
  16. Laughing at yourself.
  17. Late night phone calls that last for hours.
  18. Running through sprinklers.
  19. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
  20. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful or handsome.
  21. Laughing at an inside joke.
  22. Friends.
  23. Falling in love for the first time.
  24. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
  25. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
  26. Your first kiss.
  27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
  28. Playing with a new kitten or puppy.
  29. Sweet dreams.
  30. Hot chocolate.
  31. Road trips with friends.
  32. Swinging on swings.
  33. Watching a good movie with someone you love.
  34. Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking eggnog.
  35. Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one person.
  36. Making eye contact with an attractive stranger.
  37. Winning a really competitive game.
  38. Eating chocolate chip cookies!
  39. Having your friends send you homemade cookies!
  40. Spending time with close friends!
  41. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
  42. Holding hands with someone you care about.
  43. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
  44. Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
  45. Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
  46. Hugging the person you love.
  47. Watching the expression someone’s face as they open a much-desired present from you.
  48. Watching the sunrise.
  49. Getting out of bed every morning and being thankful for another beautiful day.
  50. Your dog running to you with a ball in its mouth when you return home.

Gracie

A Penny For Your Thoughts

A young Scottish lad and lassie were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, and just gazing out over the loch.

For several minutes they sat silently, then finally the girl looked at the boy and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Angus.”

“Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps it’s aboot time for a wee kiss.”

The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him. Then he blushed. Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.

After a while the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.”

“Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps its aboot time for a wee cuddle.”

The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him. Then he blushed. Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.

After a while the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.”

“Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps its aboot time you let me poot me hand on your leg.”

The girl blushed, then took his hand and put it on her leg. Then he blushed. Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.

After a while the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.”

The young man knit his brow. “Well, now,” he said, “my thoughts are a bit more serious this time.”

“Really?” said the girl in a whisper, filled with anticipation.

“Aye,” said the lad.

The girl looked away in shyness, began to blush and bit her lip in anticipation of the ultimate request.

Angus blurted out, “Din’na ye think it’s aboot time ye paid me the first three pennies?”