The Little Things


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  • when someone brushes your hair back from your eyes absently as they are talking to you
  • finding an entire album that you can listen to without skipping tracks (Massive Attack “Mezzanine”)
  • getting off a plane at the airport and your someone is waiting for you, beaming
  • getting the messy bun right the first time
  • making eye contact that inexplicably sends that zing feeling down your spine
  • grabbing a doorknob in the winter time and NOT getting shocked
  • feeling brazen and unstoppable as you leave the hair salon

YOUR TURN! I am dying to hear your “one little thing” in the comments below.


8 Comments on The Little Things

  1. Jim E.
    July 21, 2014 at 9:00 am (9 years ago)

    Watching the game without complaining, even chiming in with a question from time to time

  2. Joanna
    July 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm (9 years ago)

    I imagine there are a lot of questions about American sports in your household Estepp. How fun to be able to share that. 🙂

  3. Lindsay Garner
    July 21, 2014 at 3:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Getting the last bowl of Captain Crunch with all the leftover crumbs on top… THE BEST!

  4. Joanna
    July 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Love that Lindsay!

  5. bigfinemomma
    July 26, 2014 at 9:03 pm (9 years ago)

    When the person who took a shower before you hangs your dry towel up on the rack so it’s ready for you.

    When your man or woman fills your gas tank up when he/she knows you are getting ready to go somewhere and it’s empty.

    When you get a random text from a friend that they love you and miss you.

  6. Sara
    August 7, 2014 at 11:57 am (9 years ago)

    Adding Appleton to your already delicious Cider.
    Even better:
    Having a best friend to TRY TO wrap an ice bag around your head that u just slammed into a fridge door corner.

  7. warrenmrfitbloom
    August 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm (9 years ago)

    Seeing the numbers on your notifications of response after your posted a cool blog post, FB comment, tweet, or instagram photo

  8. Mike B
    October 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm (9 years ago)

    the first spring day when you can wear shorts. a hug or even just an arm around the shoulder when you are really down. a hot bowl of wonton soup on a cold winter day. the smell of fresh bread. watching the scenery roll by while on a plane/train/bus. laughing that is so hard that it literally hurts. the way it gets really quiet and still right before it snows. the smell of asphalt right after a hard summer rain. the nap that you didn’t plan to take, but just happens. the long shadows you make on the beach at sunset (or sunrise).


I die for your thoughts. A thousand times.