2) Pleasant people at doctors offices. The receptionist at my sons dermatologist office wanted to give him a lollipop for being a good boy. When I expressed he had a food allergy and this may not be a good idea, she whipped out a toy!
3) The Library- no, the library is not an archaic institution..... Life From Scratch, Jim Gaffigan and Magic Treehouse are just some of our enjoyable electronic books we got from the library.
4) Coworkers who keep it fun and real. I have the pleasure of working with several different people all over and between the cynicism, dry humor and humanity they keep it real. We all have our brokenness and struggles, but being a part of a team to help fix the animal world's problem can bring some healing on our own.
5)Knitting. Relaxing and helps me express my creativity. Especially as a scientist, it is good to have a creative outlet.