1. Aibi says...

    I thought it was just me. I get this feeling each time in turn into my sub division. This morning I could smell my mother’s lotion on a sweater I lent her in December. It was a beautiful feeling because she is now back home in Africa.

  2. These are all spot on! If I was to add one, then it would be: taking my kid to school the first day of every school year. I just can’t hold my tears…

  3. The moment before the first kiss is one of the only few things that’s still so exciting about not have found my love yet. Although I’d be totally fine with finding HIM and being done with that part too ;)

  4. Morgan says...

    My eyes welling up with tears when watching some fool dance with reckless abandon.

  5. SMG says...

    haha – when I first read this, I read ‘drunk’ as a noun and thought ‘wow, those wacky Norwegians have words to distinguish drunks based on what they drank and where they are’

  6. SarahE says...

    This post immediately made me think of this: https://www.boredpanda.com/11-untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures/
    I stumbled on it some time back and love it! Hard to pick a favorite but I think mine is Waldeinsamkeit- the feeling of being alone in the woods(German). Or possibly Mangata- the road like reflection of the moon on water(Swedish). Although Iktsuarpok- the feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see if anyone is coming(Inuit) is so cute/hilarious!
    Love Mari’s illustration this week!

    • Ariane Monfrais says...

      I often think of this Inuit word when I look out the window wainting for someone to arrive…

    • Alexandra Marie says...

      I feel like iktsuarpok perfectly encapsulates the feeling of checking the tracking updates on a package every day.

  7. Jenni says...

    This is probably too specific to be relatable, but: the moment in a piece of choral music when the voices blend in perfect harmony.

    • Sandra says...

      Oh yes I can relate <3 it's like butterflies in the heart and head

  8. Ooooh. This is one of my Mari Andrew favourites!!!

  9. Emilie says...

    Yes to the reverent break from reading! After a really good book I always take a day to “mourn” it’s ending before starting a new one.

  10. Kat O says...

    Everyone should check out the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows!

  11. Laura says...

    My brother in law in a professional speech writer and writes a lot of poetry. My sister, sent me a poem of his recently and I really enjoyed it. When she asked me what I thought I said that “I re-read it a few times to savour the words.” He said that was the best compliment he’d ever received on his writing. There is such a pleasure in a something well-written, its almost like a good taste.

  12. Carly says...

    Gosh, this is good. All of these resonated with me in such a powerful way!

  13. JULIE Z says...

    mari, you are a treasure!! thank you thank you.

  14. Laurel Hammond says...

    This is incredibly good. Just those “slivers of Joy.”

  15. Irina says...

    Yes! So many of these rang true for me. My mom gave me most of my grandmother’s scarves after my grandma passed away and I vacillate between wanting to wear them and wanting to keep them all in a bag in my closet so they retain her scent. They still smell like her nearly 8 years after she died.

  16. Anna says...

    These are lovely!

  17. Keina says...

    These are soooooo good :) Made a nice little 5-min meditation to think of examples of each of these and really feel it!

  18. Lindsay says...

    Love all of these. Last week when Long Island unexpectedly got a ton of snow it was nice to get outside and help neighbors shovel their paths. Mother Nature sure does have a way of connecting people.

  19. Liz says...

    #2!! My sister and I call it a book hangover. Sometimes you just need to sit with it. Good feelings and bad.

  20. Sarah says...

    Bang on – absolutely lovely!

  21. Talia says...

    I love this! Especially the first kiss statement. On occasion after date night, I will ask my husband to kiss me like he did the first time he kissed me. It always makes my heart flutter. We are on 10 years and counting….

  22. FINDING the keys you set down but forgot where. Priceless!

    • Lauren H says...

      I had the exact same reaction!

  23. How does she do it, time and again? Who thinks to write about setting your keys down after work, but yet, everyone can so relate to that feeling of relief.

  24. Danielle says...

    That last one…YES. I will never forget that moment with my now husband and all the moments leading up to it that day. <3

  25. Carrie says...

    Changing into sweat pants after working all day!

    • Faith says...

      Yes!

  26. Eleanor says...

    Aaaahhhh, these are so lovely. Thank you Mari!

  27. Sarah says...

    Love these so much xoxoxoxoxo

  28. Very much love this today! Thanks.

  29. #2–YES!!! That’s the mark of the books that have changed my life. I still remember where I was when I finished C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces for the first time, and didn’t move for 10 minutes. :)

    • Laura C. says...

      I was 16 when I spent four hours in a row to finish “The Lord of the Rings” and I couldn’t stop crying, after five months of journey I couldn’t believe it had finished. What a day!

    • Both of those books/series – yes, yes, yes!! My latest is Lewis’ Space Trilogy. SO good!!

    • Ann-Marie says...

      I felt this way about Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy. A few tears were shed, which almost never happens! :)

    • Alice says...

      Yes to all of these books!
      And the original sentiment, to which I add getting insanely jealous of all the people who have yet to read and experience the book. Especially His Dark Materials. I was so sad to part with those characters.

  30. That one about bonding over your Grammy’s jewelry is just so spot on for my family. When my last grandparent passed away, my family decided to play bingo in honor of her favorite pastime for a few of her more fun items. It sounds a little weird, but my whole extended family joined in and it was a truly joyous way to celebrate her life while telling stories about her.

  31. Anna says...

    Each one of these is perfect. Such a pleasure to read.

  32. Oh my gosh, setting keys down when you get home. What a delicious feeling.

  33. Sarah says...

    Just what we all need today, thank you. <3

  34. Danielle Paleafico says...

    Love these!! This was a good one :)

    Random question from your Insta-stories not too long ago: did you get rid of your mice?! Did the cat idea from your friend work? I’ve spotted a little critter (it’s that time of year, I guess!) and I’m dying to know what actually works. I set traps but I’m skeptical. Have a great weekend :)

  35. Lorraine says...

    This is delicious. Always love Mari’s Friday illustration. <3

    • Delicious! I agree.

  36. Suse says...

    This!

  37. Meghan says...

    I audibly sighed with the small pleasure while reading these, SO SO good! It reminds me of the thin slices of joy linked last week, proud Canadian seeing CBC represented!

  38. Jenny T says...

    Utepils is the Norwegian word for a beer drunk outside. I love that one– being out of doors somehow makes the beer taste so much better.

    • Julie says...

      Love that!

    • Alice says...

      It does!