If I Only Had More Green

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  1. Every breath you take
  2. Birthdays
  3. The calm after a rainstorm
  4. Fun and exercise from sports or recreation
  5. Joy from cooking a delicious meal for others
  6. Being held by someone who loves you
  7. Looking at a loved one and wondering how you could be so fortunate to have such an amazing person in your life
  8. The pleasure of performing small acts of kindness that seem small to the world, but can mean the whole world to one or a few people.
  9. The moment you finally can move past something that used to eat you up inside, with thankfulness that things weren’t as bad as they could have been.
  10. The unbounded freedom of forgiveness, when both given and received.
  11. The satisfaction when someone else finally begins to understand your place and put themselves in your shoes.
  12. Losing count of the blades of grass in the yard, the grains of sand at the beach, or the stars in the night sky.
  13. Laughing at a good joke or funny event from months or years ago
  14. The relief felt after a certain ointment or medication finally stops an itch
  15. Reading one of your favorite passages from one of your favorite books for the hundredth time and gathering an insight you never realized before.
  16. A pleasant memory that resurfaces from long ago that reminds you of how things used to be and how they haven’t really changed that much.
  17. A film so moving it makes you cry every time you watch it.
  18. An adventure to a beautiful new place that completely transforms you.
  19. The pure pleasure of eating your favorite food.
  20. Sleeping until the late morning or early afternoon.
  21. Getting up early to watch the sunrise.
  22. Watching the sunset from beginning to end.
  23. The moment where you look yourself in the mirror and smile widely at your own personhood and life.
  24. The moment when someone else closest to you helps you remember your inner song when you’ve forgotten the words.
  25. The moment you realize your life is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to.
  26. Beautiful scenes of Nature that take your breath away, like a mountain range, mesmerizing sunset, or the ocean stretching into the horizon
  27. Glimpses of creatures in Nature beyond humans — such as ants scurrying about or trees stretching a little taller towards the sky or fish swimming happily in a pond.
  28. Joy from having achieved a goal, or on a whole different level having helped someone else achieve theirs’.
  29. The peace of mind, recentering, and growth gained after prayer or meditation, in addition to the re-connection.
  30. Health and happiness increased from quitting a bad habit.
  31. The full moon glowing on a clear and peaceful night.
  32. Pondering of life’s ever-wondrous mysteries.
  33. Realizing a new meaning hidden in a poem, painting, song, or other work of art
  34. Joy from rolling down a grassy hill in the summertime
  35. The fun of sledding down the snowy hill in wintertime
  36. The relief of cold, refreshing water on a muggy summer day
  37. The value and meaning found in service — whether volunteering, donating money, or just helping a family member, friend, or stranger in need.
  38. The promise that most of the problems humans and our world face can be mitigated, even solved.
  39. Gifts others cannot take away from you, like your smarts, talents, experiences, joys, hopes, dreams, dignity, and loves.
  40. Finding genuine wisdom and intelligence on Medium, Quora, or numerous other platforms out there.
  41. The sun’s rays pouring down your back on a warm summer day
  42. The sound of rain pitter-pattering the rooftop as you drift off to sleep on a cool spring night
  43. The pride that comes from a job well done
  44. The transformation taking place from stretching beyond one’s own perspective and considering the view of another
  45. Meeting new friends
  46. The good feelings gathered from a brisk workout, whether in the gym, at a sport, or just plain walking.
  47. Reconnecting with family, friends, or acquaintances you haven’t seen for a period of months or years
  48. Those times in your life where you can sense a loved one passed away still watching over you or even right beside you.
  49. Realizing many more of the infinite riches unfolding each second for each of us in our lives, as we strive to connect to what is numinous and divine at the heart of things.
  50. The joy felt from watching videos like these

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