Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy List

Let me preface with my public apology for missing yesterday's post regarding...public apologies. Phew, I'm glad that's over. Killing two birds with one post ;)

Now what's really important: things that make {me} happy! :)

1. My family. They bring me unimaginable joy and unconditional love. They are always there the celebrate little successes and cheer me up when life throws a hardball.
2. Pepper dog. She's my little shadow and favorite cuddle buddy. She always knows when I could use a good snuggle. Plus she helps me with laundry.

3. My friends. Though most of them are far away, the phone calls and Skype sessions always leave me in a happier place. 

4. Snail mail. What's better than getting pretty cards that are nothing short of silly, loving and supportive from fantastic people? Nothing. Exactly.
5. Pictures. I may not always take the prettiest pictures, but I'm so glad I have snippets in time saved away. Looking back at pictures of places I adore and people I love always brings me joy.

6. Flowers. Fresh blooms will brighten any mood and bring a little bit of sunshine to a gloomy day.
7. Walks on the beach. I think salt air and toes in the sand is the best way to refocus and bring a little peace and calmness into a busy life.

8. Books. You can't always take off and have an adventure on a whim, so it's nice to get lost in another world for a few hours.

9. Prayer and meditation. Sometimes a little quiet time spent in reflection is just what I need to help ease my mind and concentrate on what's really important in life. 

10. Smiles. They are truly contagious, so I believe in spreading them as much as I can :)


  1. Great list! Lucky with your dog, mine only helps by laying on the fresh pile and getting hair all over it, haha. I go through lint rollers like you wouldn't believe!

    1. Jamie, thanks so much for all your sweet comments! One good thing about my little mop is that she doesn't shed! Otherwise I'd be in big trouble!

  2. Love how books can take you away from your own life for awhile :)