Forget all the How-to books. Forget the Websites that promise everlasting bliss. Forget the TV lifestyle evangelists who market happiness as if it were Cheerios™. And forget the sage advice of old people who quite likely screwed it up when they were young. There are only 10 things (plus one) you actually need to have a good life. So, put on your metaphorical thinking caps and read on.
Warm socks on a cold night.
A little bit of hungry. People who think they have everything … usually don’t.
Time to enjoy the beverage of your choice at the end of the day.
Rain after long silence. Mist, showers, downpour, storm — nothing quenches the soul like rain.
Someone who looks at you as if you’re the only zebra at the lioness convention.
Tired, the last option of accomplishment.
The reassuring comfort of old-friend underwear.
A howl and a dance.
Never finding out the lover’s lie.
And most importantly:
Someone who actually listens to your plots, plans, ideas and complaints. Even if it’s only the dog.