So, I was thinking about this all day and I decided I needed to show my students Neil Pasricha’s TED Talk. As I am watching it for the 3rd time, I realized that I need to start my own list of Awesome Things to turn to when I am having a rough day. This will be an ongoing post and by the end of the year, I hope to have 100 things on this list. (In no particular order)
#1 Fresh Baked New York-Style Bagel
Now I will eat almost any bagel, but there is something about a New York-style bagel. It’s crisp outside crunches perfectly as you bite into it and then the inside is warm and soft. There is a place near my house which conveniently opens right before I pass it on my way into work and the bagels are coming out of the oven as I am ordering them. Granted, the cream cheese gets liquified because it is so warm, but it is so worth it when you are licking it off your fingers later.
#2 The smell of my son’s head after a bath
I want to be clear that this is not the smell of the baby shampoo because we use something that absolutely has no odor to it when it is in the bottle. There is just something about little babies and little children; they give off some sort of magical aroma that makes you want to love them more. If someone could bottle that and sell it as perfume they would make a fortune.