September 1 15

A few weeks ago, I boarded a flight from Toronto to Charlotte, the first—and longer—leg on my solo journey to Nashville. The flight filled up, the already frazzled flight crew forced those in boarding zone 3 to start gate checking their bags (no one loves when that happens). Finally, they closed the doors and I looked at the seat beside me.



Oh yes, that’s right. M.T. One lovely little empty seat on the airplane and it was right next to me. Seriously that was the best feeling. Or at least one of them. Possibly the fifth, thinks my friend Aeron.



Obviously, this got me thinking.

What ARE the best feelings in the world?

For me, in no particular order, they are:

Crawling into bed at the end of the day.

Finally getting your sports bra off.

Knowing you just got THE shot during your photo shoot.

Sniffing a newborn baby.

Getting a text you’ve been expecting.

When the right boy smiles at you.

Unexpected naps.

No cavities!

Finding money in a pocket.

Discovering that someone else filled up your gas tank.

Remembering a password on the first try.


Finishing a really good book.

Listening to great song on repeat.

Towels just out of the dryer.

A stranger paying for your coffee.

Paying for a stranger’s coffee.


Paying it forward. Like, my most recent Win-win-win, of course, with AIR MILES and their Better Bonus Event.

To learn more about this program visit:

Until September 6th, Canadians are being given a chance to pay it forward by supporting great children’s causes just by doing their normal everyday shopping. For every Bonus Mile a Collector gets using their Better Bonus Event coupons, AIR MILES will match that mile and donate to children’s causes nationwide.

“AIR MILES is dedicated to giving back to our communities, and we are proud to help our Collectors be the catalyst for this kind of positive change,” said Rachel MacQueen, Vice President, Marketing, AIR MILES Reward Program. “Together with our Partners, this new program will give Collectors a simple, but powerful way to give back to the children’s causes doing great work in their own communities.”

I’m excited to be partnering with Metro and the charity of their choice, The Green Apple School Program to help spread the word about this great program and of course to help pay it forward. 

Because it’s really one of the best feelings in the world. 


{This post is sponsored by Metro and AIR MILES. All opinions, of course, are my own.}

  1. Great, now I have to wear a sports bra around all day just to see.

    Comment by Aeron on September 1, 2015
  2. Love this and miss you and thought about you today wondering when I’ll see you again! A good feeling would be THAT happening!

    Comment by Loukia on September 2, 2015

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