grateful for long books and long drives. for girlfriend getaway weekends. friends' families who have become my family. snapchat (maybe now instagram stories??) to serve as my bedtime story. the soothing sound of waves crashing. froyo dates and wandering walks. "back massages" from my kitty. patio dinners. pretty cards to send to special people. family, family, family. my strong outdoor succulents that are flourishing despite being hit by storm after storm this summer. gel manicures – because a regular mani lasts me about two hours. a shared bottle of wine on a tuesday night (we recommend elouan’s 2014 pinot noir). besties who i can blame bad days on "the moon" to. the addition of “cali trip” to september’s planner. doctors that give you hugs when they walk into the examination room. hope and the giddy feeling it gives me for the future. for my deep–rooted beliefs and the positive light within me – both a gift of faith. and love, because there is nothing greater.