If It Makes You Happy

Last week one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda, posted a list of things that make her happy. In the process of writing the post, she became happy(ier).ย  So I thought I’d share my list of what makes me happy right now cause I could always use a little more happiness in my life! And really, couldn’t we all? Like Sheryl Crow said, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad!

My Happy List

  • My kids asking for big hugs and kisses.
  • Singing “You Are My Sunshine” every night before bed.

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  • Bright blue Autumn skies
  • Running pain free
  • Alanis Morissette – Unplugged Jagged Little Pill. Rediscovered it on my computer and can’t stop playing it.
  • Picking the kids up from daycare and hearing about their day all the way home.
  • Hot showers
  • The sound of rustling leaves as you walk along the sidewalk.
  • Hearing both of my kids sing any song even if it is ‘Happy Birthday’ over and over again.
  • Snuggling on the couch with the hubs after the kids have gone to bed and enjoying our alone time.
  • Baking
  • Warm sunshine
  • Holding hands
  • Having a training plan
  • Oatmeal
  • New running buddies
  • The ocean
  • Starting the day off with a sweaty workout
  • Feeling strong
  • Laughter. Lots of laughter.
  • Having both my kids put on my watch or race medals and proclaim “I’m running the race!”
  • Weekends
  • Freshly laundered sheets

Now it’s your turn! What makes you happy? Feel free to comment or to spread the happiness with your own blog post.

28 comments on “If It Makes You Happy

  1. Love your list and the others I’ve seen. You know what the common thread is I’m noticing? It all comes down to the really simple things in life.

    I used to sing “you are my sunshine” with my daughter every night when she was little!
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  2. I really needed to read this today. I’m sick, husband is going out of town for work tonight, I have work piling up, I’m having such writer’s block and generally I feel blah. I need to do this post and I will do it for tomorrow because you are right – if you say it and think about what makes you happy, you will be happy.
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  3. This is such a good thing to do, especially if you’re feeling blah or complain-y. I also do a variation, where I list (usually just mentally) all the things I’m looking forward to in the neat future, everything from seeing my kids dressed up this Halloween, to the holidays, to a new movie I want to see or a restaurant I want to go to…

    I’m feeling kind of blah now, in fact, so maybe I should take a cue from you and try this!

  4. I think my happy list could go on and on forever! ๐Ÿ™‚ But some of the same things you wrote….freshly laundered sheets, hand holding, hot showers, warm sunshine… I’d have to add chocolate to the list as well!

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