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“There is no duty we underrate so much

as the duty of being happy.”

–Robert Louis Stevenson

We take that duty seriously.

Here is our happy list:

  • Fall leaves crunching under bike tires
  • Creative collaboration
  • The shape of an egg
  • Hot chocolate on a snowy day
  • The Friday beverage cart
  • Chocolate babka
  • Homemade salted caramels
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Offices with windows
  • Hot chocolate chip cookies
  • Library books
  • Please and thank you
  • Contagious laughter
  • Campfire s'mores
  • Snow-covered trees
  • An early morning run
  • Children's laughter
  • A dog-friendly office
  • Dinner and a movie with friends
  • Izzy's salted caramel ice cream
  • Happy client emails
  • Silly Putty
  • A really good book, and time to read it
  • White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
  • A steaming latte with a hint of vanilla
  • The em dash
  • Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep
  • Childhood friendships
  • Paper textures
  • A big bowl of buttery, salted popcorn
  • Healthy running legs
  • The chianti in Chianti
  • Cozy sweaters
  • Funny coworkers
  • Ocean surf
  • Warm bread pudding with caramel sauce
  • Waterskiing
  • Aged prima donna gouda
  • Hitting a par four in one
  • A parking space right in front of the restaurant
  • Reading with children
  • Sunday brunch
  • The softness of rose petals
  • The Vikings
  • The Packers
  • A clean house
  • Colorado mountain air
  • A new sleeve of Pro V1s
  • Sunday afternoon naps on the couch
  • Checking off to-do lists
  • Finding $20 in a coat pocket
  • Perennially happy dogs
  • Folly Beach, South Carolina
  • Driving Highway 61 along Minnesota's North Shore
  • Camping with good friends
  • Tomatoes from the garden
  • A well-edged lawn
  • Natural light
  • Pumpkin scones
  • Unplugged vacations
  • Accidentally taking a really great photo
  • Nonstop flights
  • Summit Extra Pale Ale
  • A smiling CFO
  • A cup of coffee at a friend's kitchen table
  • That first crocus in spring
  • George Clooney
  • Honest feedback
  • Lunchtime shopping trips to Anthropologie
  • Remote controls
  • An unexpected donut
  • Quiet time
  • The Hirshhorn Museum
  • Pixel-perfect developers
  • Big windows
  • Second chances
  • Dark chocolate-covered blueberries
  • Traveling to Cuttle Mill
  • Birthday cake
  • Charles Street, Boston
  • Onions and garlic frying
  • Sunny days
  • The pop of a wine cork
  • The Memorial Day parade in Aurelia, Iowa
  • Immediate ideas
  • Prosecco
  • Waking up to snow-covered trees
  • Being healthy
  • Canadian bacon, pineapple, green olive, and onion pizza from Fat Lorenzo's
  • Sunrise and sunset
  • Reruns on TV
  • The smell of heated extra virgin olive oil
  • Zumba
  • Waffles with coconut oil and powdered sugar
  • Designing without a computer
  • Daft Punk
  • Handwritten thank-you notes
  • Widmer Brothers KGB Russian Imperial Stout
  • A short winter
  • The click of a dog's toenails on wood floors
  • CornNuts
  • Laughter from a conference room
  • An Oyster Burger from El's Drive-In
  • Portal 2
  • Midnight thunderstorms
  • The Ogden in New Orleans
  • Yoga breaths
  • Open office spaces
  • Cozy slippers
  • Firm pillows
  • A game of Clue on a snowy day
  • A.A. Milne's When We Were Very Young
  • The fragrance of a Le Cygne peony
  • Yellow roses in June
  • Saturday mornings in summer
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Used bookstores
  • Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd movement
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Saturday mornings at the St. Paul Farmers' Market
  • Date night
  • Friends who feel like family
  • Nature trails
  • Red velvet cake
  • The sound of a neighbor's wind chimes at night
  • A fresh idea
  • Green bean casserole
  • A Twins walk-off win
  • Grand View Lodge in Brainerd
  • Mowing the lawn
  • Downtown Chicago in December
  • Long weekends
  • The sound of lake ice expanding
  • Still Life with Oysters and Lemon by Mark Doty
  • A warm bed on a cold night
  • A surprise ending to a great movie
  • French roast coffee
  • Big yellow labs
  • Rudbeckia blooming in October
  • A found typo
  • Duruflé Requiem, Sanctus
  • Creative flow
  • The Current, 89.3 FM
  • Hot buttered toast
  • The smell of a tangerine being peeled in January
  • Tomorrow
  • Abby Breyer
  • Amy Ambrose
  • Amy Rhoads
  • Amy Hayes Stellhorn
  • Ann Merrill
  • Barbara Brown
  • Bill Raab
  • Bud Snead
  • Celisse De Ocera
  • Dan Hope
  • Dave Bohlig
  • Gordon McIntyre-Lee
  • Gwyneth Dwyer
  • Jennifer Parks
  • Jim Madson
  • Jo Davison
  • John Barta
  • Kim West
  • Laura Bates
  • Lisa Berlin
  • Liz Leino
  • Melinda Church
  • Michelle Solie
  • Mike Furukawa
  • Mike Harding
  • Mike Haug
  • Pam Borgman
  • Patti Davies
  • Paul Wharton
  • Peter de Sibour
  • Reid Durbin
  • Roger Siu
  • Ryan Bridge
  • Shawn Powers
  • Shelly Carlson
  • Shelley Thesing
  • Tawnee Chan
  • Tim Larsen
  • Todd Nesser
  • Vicki Homuth
  • Wolfgang Strack