This week on 5 Things Friday: little things that mean a lot.

1. Laughing at Ellie when she falls asleep during playtime.

2. Showing up at Aunt Barb’s around suppertime, hungry and uninvited and unequivocally welcome. (2a: Knowing she’ll love me anyway when I refuse to eat the asparagus.)

3. Spending a rainy afternoon playing cards with Mom. (Winning helped. Which I did. A lot.)

4. Running into youth group people around town, and having them shout out, “Jenny!” and come running to give me a hug.

5. Cuddling with my nephew.