Grandma: my 95-lb hero, who woke up every morning at 5 and spent her day doing work and serving others without complaints. Her selfless attitude was never a show, but quietly lived. Mother Teresa had the world's respect, but my Popo will also have my adoration.
Grin: grinning faces, others and our own, are the best antidote to feeling blue.
[parka by Jasmic; grinning girl by mia3 mom; miilo grinning by Liz Henry]
Guffaw: and if grinning isn't enough to express your boundless joy, go right ahead and guffaw!
Ginger: great with chicken and fish, and settles an unruly stomach
Garlic: I don't know many cultures whose food doesn't include it, as seasoning or aromatic.
Microplane grater: I don't usually like tools that are super specialized. I mean, why would I need a special asparagus steamer when I can steam just about anything in my wok? And what can't I cut with my knives and cutting board? But this little tool is great for grating cheese and zesting citrus fruits without getting the bitter white bits.
Genius: where would our lives be without Mozart and Picasso and Da Vinci?
Geeks: why are smart people considered uncool just because they don't have good tastes in clothing?
Gorgeous, gargantuan and ginormous: how can I not give in to the grandiosity of these superlative adjectives?
Gentleness: a mother cradling her baby, a man stroking the hair of his beloved, a young child holding the hand of his grandmother, a teacher's voice to soothe a student's disappointment: nothing melts me as easily as tenderness shown to another.
Gratitude: feeling sorry for myself? Grumpy? Grouchy? Misunderstood? Disrespected? Giving thanks is the best way to regain perspective.
And finally Grace, which needs no description.
Feel free to add your favorite things beginning with the letter G in the comments section. And if you wish to play, I'll send you a random letter.