Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happiness is...

Happiness is a pretty great thing if you ask me. It comes in all shapes and sizes, it comes any time it wants, it comes unexpectedly. Happiness is something different for each and every one of us and to me, that is kind of beautiful. Happiness may not come from the same place for us all, but it feels the same for everyone.

To me, happiness is:

+ Making the green light just in time

+ The barista spelling my name right

+ When my Dad calls me baby

+ Spontaneous trips to see my parents

+ Watching my little brother play baseball

+ The smell of Derek's cologne

+ When someone tells me I'm pretty

+ Having a patient tell me they missed me

+ Looking down at my finger and being reminded of my beautiful grandmother

+ The excitement my dog gets when I see her

+ A cold beer on a hot day

+ Laying in the sun 

+ Catching a perfect moment on camera

+ Doing one more pull up 

+ Getting compliments on my legs (I work hard for those suckers)

These are just a few of the things that can put a smile on my face, and there are many many more. This post was inspired by Brooks, who wrote about a few things that made her happy.

What makes you happy?


Ashley Robyn said...

I love all your things that make you happy. My brother is 9 years younger than I am and this weekend he gets to play at the major league baseball park in Houston with his high school team. I'm am just too excited to see him. And making that green light is a magical feeling. haha

Anonymous said...

I love this b/c it's so true that happiness can come from so many different ways/things but we all feel it :) I also like how in your list, it's mostly little things which is so important to remember.

Harlynn said...

Haha, happiness sure is making the green light just in time!
Great post. c:


The Handey Way said...

It is the small things that can make you the happiest at the most random time. And I love how different it is for everyone. Love it!

Anonymous said...

This post is simple, adorable and reminds me that happiness is in every single day....sometimes we just have to look a harder to find it.

Whitney Alison said...

I love this!
When Boomer puts her little arms around me for a hug and says 'mom you're the best.'
Also, when Jack forgets he's a cat and gets totally excited we're home.

Lauren said...

You've gotta love the simple moments! My cat's overly aggressive headbutts at the end of the day and unexpected messages from friends just to say hi make me happy pretty regularly!

Anonymous said...

Love, love love this!

Jay T said...

But really... when my name gets spelled right it MAKES MY DAY. Love this list!

brooke lyn said...

it's always the little things that end up making me the happiest. great list :)

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Beautiful post! I was just thinking today that I should write a list of things that bring me joy... I think the winter weather has given me the blues lately! But life is definitely much happier focusing on the positive and on the things that really bring us happiness!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Awwww... a patient telling you that they missed you... so sweet. :)

Rambling Hermit said...

Those are all great things to be happy about!!! =)

Chasing Elephants said...

What a great list! It really is the little things in life that make all the difference!

Christie Brown said...

I actually love this post!
So simple, yet so meaningful.

It's the little things in life that make you the most happy.
Watching baby ducks walk in a line behind momma duck is my number one. :3

Love your blog,

Hallie Oceanside said...

all of these are so so so true, they are definitely on my happy list!
It is such a great idea to make one, and really think of the little things that make us smile over the mess of life!

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