I love folding clothes when they are still warm from the dryer. I love lying on the beach with
a fabulous mystery, a cold soda and no responsibilities. I love impossibly soft, worn flannel sheets on a cold
night. I love opening a new box of crayons. I love warm brownies, fresh from the oven and
cold milk with ice cubes. I love watching snow fall. I love spending time with animals- they
ask for little and give much. I love taking pictures with my digital camera and getting
immediate gratification. I love sharing pictures. I love finding goodies in TJ Maxx and Target.
I love the cool, quietness of book stores and libraries. I love getting ideas from magazines and
friends and bringing them to life. I love seeing the first shoots of green poking their heads
through the soil and knowing that your planting was a success. I love opening presents slowly
as the day is over too quickly. I love the thought of Ireland- green, lush and full of mystery. I
love Nancy Drew and the idea that one day I may actually be able to solve a mystery. I love
red, juicy, home grown tomatoes- still warm from the sun. I love
matinee movies and (if you're lucky) having the theater all to yourself. I love the sound of the
ocean and the taste of salt on your lips at the end of the day. I love all kinds of music and the
ways they can make you feel. I love the song "Oh, Holy Night" and how it always makes me
want to cry. I love salt and vinegar potato chips- they always remind me of the beach. I love
the rush of concerts- electric! I love rainy days with no obligations. I love coming home at
the end of day and feeling content, safe and loved.
I challenge you to make your own Love List. The only catch? You can't include a single person you know on your list. No "I love the way my husband laughs" or "I love hearing my little girl call for me." It'll be tough, I know. But this particular exercise is about stripping away everyone who defines you and figuring out what you truly love. My Charmed Life inspired me!