The little things, it's always the little things in life that we take for granted most. More often than not, it's the little things that bring the best of life's offerings.
Now don't get me wrong, I think a big pool of cash and gold I can swim in like Scrooge McDuck is something we'd all love, but there actually are things money can't buy.
And in this time of adversity it's the little things we should be focusing on, because they are the things that we have most in common. And it's with that we can find common ground.
Redditor u/chesterforbes wanted to know what wonderful things we can all indulge in together, by asking:
What is something that is universally liked by everyone?
Adele. Adele is universal. Who doesn't love Adele? Don't speak to me if you don't. I can't have that toxicity in my life. But Adele is universal, admit it.
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"The relief sensation from peeing after having to hold it for a veryyy long time!"
"Water on a very hot day."
"My brother doesn't like water at all. He says it tastes like nothing and I use to be the same way until I cut soda, tea, and juice out completely. I can only drink super cold water or I would rather dehydrate otherwise because warm water reminds me of pee. Anyway, I'm just saying that there are people out there that don't like water at all."
"When your ears finally pressurize at altitude."
"2 years or so ago, when I was heading home on the plane my ears pressurized but it was too much, and it caused barotrauma which created a hole in my eardrum which hasn't closed up since. It was not a fun experience."
"Meh? I'm one of the weirdos that can voluntarily flex that muscle so I can let the pressure out as it goes. I never understood why my mom kept making me take more gum when I spit mine out on planes. I thought everyone could do it until recently I learned it's my rare human trick."
"She's a pretty cool person. Dollywood is the weirdest freaking place I've ever been though. There's a hologram of her in the walkthrough museum of her life. She flies in as a butterfly and transforms into herself to greet you. Then she transforms back into a butterfly and flies away."
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"The feeling of your nose being clear after being sick."
I will vote yes to all of those things, especially Ms. Dolly Parton. She is an angel here on Earth. And there is nothing like being able to relieve oneself after holding it in, that is a spiritual experience. Let's hear about more joy...
All good things
"Those rare days when you wake up feeling positive and ready to be productive."
"That happened to me once in my life when I was in grade 5, I have a super vivid memory of that day, almost like I was a different person. I'm 40 now and wake up each day relatively well-rested and happy, but end up browsing reddit all day instead of working. Oh here it goes again."
"Finding £10 in some trousers you've not worn for a while."
"One time I paid to put $10 in my gas tank. When I was pumping gas the pump stopped at $9.90. I went in to tell the guy his tank is broken. He told me the tank wasn't broken but one of the dimes I gave him turned out being a peso. I don't know why it still bugs me he didn't just give me ten in gas, but I didn't technically give him ten dollars I guess so he wasn't wrong."
"Getting free stuff."
"I actually had a friend who had such a "poor people" complex, I tried to pay for his lunch on his birthday and he got angry at me. It was something we all did to each other on birthdays, he even did it to another one of our friends, just felt really embarrassed when it was his turn for a free meal."
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"A good burp that ends a bloated feeling."
More Hours Left...
"Waking up suddenly during sleep usually early morning and hoping that it's not the time you're supposed to get up e.g. 7 am. Then when you check the time it's hours before e.g. 3 am and you get to go back to sleep."
"Being cared for or cared about."
Words between Us
"For me it's having a really good conversation with my brother. We have a 13 yr difference and my mom poisoned his mind for YEARS that I left the family and ignored them (I was kicked out at 18 and was told I wasn't allowed to talk to my baby brother or sister). Decades later my brother and I started talking about and putting two and two together."
"We now have a fantastic relationship. We talk all the time over texts but the few times I physically see him it's like an adrenalin rush when we talk. It goes on for hours, wanders all over the place and gets louder and louder the longer we talk. It's just fantastic."
The Sky Parted
"Yeah, that's right. Tbh sunny days make me tired and more depressed and rainy ones calm yet more energetic. Rainy weather is the beautiful weather to me."
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"Watching someone who deserves it get smacked with some instant karma."
"Music? Or is that too general."
"I wouldn't say I dislike music but I don't listen to it often and it seems significantly less important in my life than anyone else I know. If I have down time I'd rather read a book and I can't concentrate on reading and listening to music at the same time. I sometimes make an effort to get more into music because it's such a staple in other peoples lives so I'll go through periods of like shuffling through playlists sometimes but even when I find something I really like it never reaches a day-to-day importance in my life."
"Clean clothes out of the dryer. So warm, like a hug!"
"Thank you for reminding me of a happy childhood memory. After a day of swimming at her house, my grandmother would put our towels in the dryer while we got a bath. Getting wrapped up in those warm, fluffy towels was the best. She has pretty progressed dementia now and it feels like she's been gone for a while, but she loved the crap out of her grandkids and that simple gesture was so special."
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"When you're out of breath and you pant for a few seconds and then take that final deep breath that completely fills you lungs."
"My cat Metal Guru. You'll be like "oh I have allergies" or "Oh I don't like cats" or "oh cats are a nuisance in my hometown/state/country" and then Metal Guru will saunter up to you and go "squeak" and you'll be A-OK with him being your new best friend. One time he just walked around the table while my friends and I hungout, bumping his head on each person in a circle; just kept going around, sayin' hi, givin 'bumps. He's such a good little buddy. Everyone loves him."
Notice how sleep is referenced in several different ways on this thread? Sleep is a beautiful thing. And we take it for granted far too often. Let that fact sink in. We'd all be happier people with more rest.
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