Steve Blow, from the Dallas Morning News, had an excellent Sunday column about what he called pet delights. Instead of pet peeves, which are easy to list, he has a list of the small joys in life. Things you take for granted, but are truly special. Just little moments or things.
It got me off the couch to take a picture of these flowers in our back garden. Admittedly August in Texas gets dry and crusty. However, these flowers appear in the morning. By the time we get home from work most days they are shut down. But on the weekends, when we are likely to be on the patio in the morning, Ray and I marvel at the colors and delicate loveliness.
Now that's a pet delight.
I'm also going to list the comic strip "Pearls Before Swine", brownies, Ray's sour cream enchiladas, the earnest expression of kids telling you something and you have no clue what they are saying, the opening notes of Boston's More Than a Feeling, the first view of Tara in Gone With the Wind, sitting on my dad's front porch (the home where I grew up), reading any book by Anne Tyler, getting mail that's not a bill or junk.
Oh there's so much more.
What are your pet delights?