It’s the little things, isn’t it? The big things are great, wonderful—but they’re often few and far between. Of course, the fact that they are indeed scarce makes them all the easier to appreciate.
But the small things? They’re the type of occurrences that could and do happen every day. We just have to learn to notice them.
- All the crosswalks are green when you get to them, even those pesky ones with two distinct lights, meaning you usually have to stop in the middle of the street to wait for the second.
- Arriving at the metro station and hop right on the train, both at the first station and your transfer station. Bliss.
- There are available seats on the metro. In fact, there are more than enough so you don’t have to squeeze in like a sausage!
- Remembering an errand you forgot to do, only to walk right by the store you need, whether it be the supermarket, the hardware store, or the bank.
- When there’s no line at the bank.
- When the cashiers at the supermarket smile and treat you kindly.
- When there’s a long line at the supermarket and they actually open a new line—and you get to go first.
- When your Spanish comes out perfectly the first time.
- Seeing the weather forecast app predicts sun, sun, sun for the foreseeable future. Not only during the weekend, but the weekend too!
- The tapas bar is full, but not too full. If you get what I’m sayin’.
- The wine you order is a) delicious and b) costs less than €2 per copa.