Jambalaya, justice and bare feet. Watching ants scurry, macadamias and a warm shower. Babies, baseball, butterflies and a fridge full of cold beer. A helping hand and compassion. A gentle breeze under severe clear skies where the temperature is seventy-five. A child’s laugh and an octogenarian saying it like it is. Peace and calm, togetherness. A warm blanket. Love and music and peas straight out of the pod. Watching children learn and grow. Kisses and hugs. Appreciation, a checkbook with more money than the stack of unpaid bills. True friends. And I like variety and sharing. I like looking at pretty girls and pants that fit around the waist and growing whiskers and giving my ties away. I like honesty. I like the full moon, cars that start and guitars. Giving smiles, clean water and intelligence. Positive attitudes, understanding and roasting marshmallows.
I like affection, praise, love and acceptance that flows in both directions. I like ideas and do-gooders and chocolate. Sleep, knowledge and stargazing. Floating on the river, cashews and hummingbirds. I like being able to trust someone and enlightenment and filet mignon medium. Grandparents, cherries off the tree and parties. The female form, fresh air, vacation. I like promotions and pay raises and listening and learning. I like writing and teaching and helping.
I like good health, friendship and wonderment. I like givers, being loved back and sometimes peeing outside. Homemade pie crust, cooperation and happy surprises. I like kindness and intimacy and laughter. I like tolerance, mayo and butter free meals and Dr. Seuss. I like who my children have become, my dog and caramel. Inspiration, projects done and tomorrow. I like playing by the rules, alone time and silliness. Inclusion, winning and the spirit of Christmas that sadly lasts far too short. I like peace, seriousness and happy mail. Staying at home, problem free and purple.
I like my toothpaste tube squeezed from the bottom, grapefruit with a kiss of salt and flirting. I like different, physical stimulation and clean underwear. I like fairness and cranberries with turkey dinner. I like celebrating, being creative and just being crazy. There are so many things that I like and I’m sure I’ve left plenty out. Sometimes, I even like me.