1. Caramel — my favorite confection of all..
2. Warm hugs from my little guy who rushes down the stairs to open the door for me every time I arrive, giving me a hug and helping me with my bags, and making sure my slippers are all set on the floor — needing only for me to literally slip my feet into them.
3. Laughter and swollen noodles..
4. A large cafe au lait in lieu of lunch..
5. Friends who will bop me in the head when I need a good smacking, and who will pat me on the back when I deserve it.