One of the women's magazines, probably Woman's Day, used to print a small feature called “Life-Savors.” I don't remember the author, but whoever it was simply noted some of the small things that make life lovely – the things we savor about our lives.
Here are some of mine this cold January morning:
*furnaces (and hot water heaters!) that work
*hot coffee, warm bread, and simmering soup
*small birds twittering in the holly bushes outside the living room window
*late afternoon sunshine slanting through the trees, crowning them with golden light
*Thomas Mangelsen's print, White River Aspens
*garden catalogs in the mail
*watching little ones playing with the blocks or the dollhouse
*a phone call from someone I love, just to chat
*a long afternoon with a good book
There are a lot of other wonderful things in our lives – what are some of your favorites this January?