K is for Kicks
Dictionary.com describes a “kick” as a “thrill; pleasurable excitement.” I’m happy to be alive, so each day is a series of thrills and excitement for me, or in other words, kicks. Here are a few things that make life sweet for me.
I get my kicks by:
Being married to a man who thinks I’m beautiful even when I have no makeup on, have a bad hair day, and have spilled soup on my shirt.
Listening to my children. I am so proud that all three of them are good-hearted, thoughtful, kind people. I like hearing them talk.
Accepting hugs from small people. Or big people. Size mattereth not.
Hearing a story take form in my brain, all on its own, and then writing it down.
Listening to the sound of keys clicking on a keyboard.
Making my own spaghetti sauce.
Washing dishes by hand.
Buying new pens. My favorite so far is the Pentel R.S.V.P.
Seeing the red message indicator on Facebook, telling me that someone wants to be my friend.
Watching dance performances, especially Irish hardshoe.
Hearing a student get excited because they heard on TV the same thing we talked about in class.
Eating Cadbury eggs at Easter.
Searching online for ways to landscape my yard without spending any money.
Learning a new computer trick.
Seeing how many groceries I can buy for the littlest money possible.
Hearing good verbal wit. George Carlin. Jack Handey. Steven Wright.
Sitting at a beach and feeling the sunlight seep into my skin, the waves swoosh against the sand, and the wind brushing the trees.
Getting snail mail. I even love junk mail. So much to do with it.
Watching videos of flash mobs.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Dipping Nacho Doritos into bean soup.
Listening to Craig Ferguson’s accent.
Drooling over the Skechers shoes website.
Watching Jeopardy and getting at least some of the answers right.
Playing Trivial Pursuit online.
Taking pictures, downloading them and setting them to music.
Inhaling in a bookstore.
Watching Oprah give stuff away.
Pretending like I’m a gardener just because I like to read about it.
Writing things on a calendar, on a to-do list, or in a planner.
Getting a calendar of Ireland every year from my sister.
Doing nice surprises for people.
Re-using something that was headed for the garbage can.
Marveling over the miracle that happened when someone invented Glue Dots.
Feeling music take over my body.
Stalking the aisles of office supply stores. Oh, if I had the money.
And finally, listening to good violin music. Nothing beats Explosive by Bond. (I'm not overly fond of the video, but the music makes it worth it.)