....coming home from a really rough day at work to find a letter from my darling three-year-old "niece" (in that she calls me Auntie) in Florida. Just for me, just from her (though I suspect her mum helped her write the address on the envelope).
Also wonderful is getting off the subway after a really rough day at work, to find a message on my cell phone from an old friend, telling me that she loves and misses me.
And did I mention how nice it is, after a really rough day at work, to go to friends' apartment, and have them give you hugs, hand you a beer, order dinner, and listen to you vent on and on? With unquestioning support, and helpful perspective.
I love my friends.